ZEN FOR WAR - VIEW FULL
video composition (for projection display) / 2007
Artist Statement: In today's day and age of the supposed triumph of rational thought, why does war continue? Is it perhaps an irrevocable part of the human existence? And what is the reason for mankind's continued romanticization of war? In days of old, fantastic tales of heroes served to astonish and comfort, while today an undeniable hunger for war-like movie and tv spectacles contends with a presumed moral reprehension for war. Hollywood's spectacular illusion of war is so present in our minds that most people's concept of war probably includes a cameo from a Bruce, Arnold, or any of The Expendables cast. Nevertheless, hope still remains for freeing people from this state of mind. Though the hegemonic mediums of old convince us that war is permanent and inevitable, the more democratically controlled internet may yet show us differently.