An appropriation of objects which have played some role in conflicts ranging from WWI to the Siege of Sarajevo - part of the extensive collection at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The objects were witnesses to a timeframe of events associated with war, designed to perform, protect or survive violent acts. They are symbol, artefact, evidence and memory in physical form. Their temporary modification into pinhole cameras has given them an unexpected new function, transitioning them from a passive object into an active tool. The object has the ability to record, survey and witness. Scenes depicted have tentative yet symbolic connections to the object/camera. The work references the repetitive and cyclical nature of conflict, the blurring of fact and fiction and the untold stories that go undocumented.
Hannah Beatrice • Sandro Georgi • Aaron Guy Leroux • Miguel Varela • Luke Watson • Tobias Wilkinson •