Christian Holstad

Held Hearts and Bated Breath

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Held Hearts and Bated Breath
Christian Holstad
Held Hearts and Bated Breath
2005
pencil on newspaper
15.5 x 23 cm
This image of literal ‘facelessness’ – something of relevance in modern warfare, with its disengaged combat and remote aggression – renders the leaders as monstrously interchangeable. Similarly, in Under Development, a photograph of riot police disintegrates into a cloudy whiteness, the helmets floating like bubbles; it’s as though the images are erasing themselves, in imitation of modern memory, where the ubiquity of images makes them slip out of our hands and minds almost as soon as they appear.

     
 


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