BOMB'S EYE VIEW, 2006, PAINTING AND VIDEO INSTALLATION, 60"X30" (DEMO)
This triptych-like installation includes two paintings connected by a video piece. The painting on the right shows a military aircraft firing a missile. The video in the middle, which was released by the Israel Defense Forces spokesman, shows a moving car just before it is blown up by a drone’s missile. In the video, the explosion has been edited out and only the car followed by the drone’s crosshairs is shown in a loop. The “missing” explosion is relocated to the painting to the left of the video, where traces à la Jackson Pollock’s action painting, of my own “explosion” on the canvas became a representation of an actual explosion that occurred in the outside/”real” world, on a road in the Gaza Strip.
© Lior Neiger