Since the 1980’s, shooting range target series and subsequent limited edition prints, are derived from society’s concerns presenting surreal states of actuality. My operation connects media stories tangentially, similar to the method used in some of my films, like S/tr:w/EET WALK.
Pictures, texts, and articles from magazines and newspapers dot the human frame— each piece of information is placed on a particular body part for maximum impact. There is a difference between something on the head or heart or arm or hand or stomach. Targets without news texts, made purely with pictures, act like as image-poems.
Entwining layers and strands of “meaning” through placement and color applications requires the viewer’s interpretation, as nothing decisive is decided.
These are catalysts for discussion as opposed to suggestions for violence.
In the news humanity goes on the record. Many stories feature human aggression projected onto an “other” perceived as “different” than “me.” Humans’ projections, rooted in thwarted plans or desires of our ego drive, are presented in iconic form against these human “shadows.” The targets reflects a collective dreamscape that belongs to us all.