Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two Types Of American Fire

Adapting D.W.Griffith's technique of cross-cutting to the presentation of my still images (though some would point out that the fragments within Eisenstein's montage were more often than not virtually static and so supersede any innovation on my part,) I present you, the viewer, with two contradictory images of American Fire. On the one hand you have the picture of a young man jumping playfully through a bonfire following the destruction of some soul sapping consumption oriented "Rock Fest" and on the other you see, from a supposedly objective distance, the destruction wrought by the dropping of bombs belonging to the United States Military. Both images were originally presented in the U.S. Media, the first as an instance of Mindless Destruction and the second as an example of Liberation. Somehow, I managed to reverse their meanings.

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