This Blows!

Marnie Parrell

2006, 02:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English


Computer-generated explosions and other special effects are combined with archival and original footage, creating a piece that investigates the affect of simulated action. Most of the found footage, both video and audio, was provided by the military or their fans via websites dedicated to the glorification of armed combat. Several pieces of audio are actual cockpit conversations between controllers and pilots during bombing raids over Vietnam. Although the destruction is simulated it is convincing nonetheless;perhaps wars of the future could be fought by dueling animators.

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