Selected examples from the video and C-Type prints:
X-Steps


This project sources one single image from the BBC website reporting on the Gaza War, which was a 3 week armed conflict in the Gaza Strip and Southern Israel, December 2008 - January 2009.

The original photo shows two boys walking amidst the rubble of Gaza carrying a sagging object. One of the boys appears to be looking into the eyes of the camera and thus at the viewer. The photo depicts the aftermath of violence without being a direct image of violence in action.

The original image has been altered with incremental steps until it disappears. No single image appears different if compared to the previous or subsequent image, but step by step the image of the boys are effaced till they become abstract shapes and finally a grey square. The process of gradual changes slowly creates a distance between subject and viewer. As the boys disappear, so does our understanding of their story.

This series consists of several hundred images. An accompanying silent video flashes the changing images onto a black insert, each separated by a ten second count down (marked by flashing numbers 10 to 1 and one white insert in place of zero - resembling an explosion).

Although numbers reported vary (and are contested by the Israeli Army) it has been calculated (by those including Israeli human rights groups) that the conflict resulted in between 1,166 and 1,417 Palestinian deaths and 13 Israeli deaths.
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