Strange Object

(2020) 15 minutes, HD

The ‘Z’ Unit’s operation in a world far from our own was an experiment of sorts, a test. And this place, inhabited by beings different from ourselves, served as a laboratory. A successful outcome would secure the ‘Z’ Unit’s future, enabling its enterprise to expand and its methods to be applied to other lands.

An investigation of imperial image-making, and destruction.

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I came across a photograph that struck me as a beautiful picture of a curious thing. Then I realised the photograph was documenting an act of violence. How should we look at images when image-making is a means of destruction? 

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