by Chris OAKLEY
2011-2012 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 8' 30

"Revisions" explores the function of moving images as collective memory and historical documents. Since the advent of the newsreel, world events have been recorded and shared, and images of war and atrocity have tended to become the most iconic. Our shared concepts of the meaning of historical events are shaped by media representations, and this is compounded in the depiction of modern conflict, appealing to our sense of historical interest and fascination with death in equal measure. Revisions explores this phenomenon through a graphic redaction of iconic images of the past 70 years, offered in parallel to the historical revisionism that has become mainstream in recent decades.


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 39,00 €