Kevin Cooley, Launch Failure (2012/13)
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Other Things Seen, Other Things Heard (1978)
Tinieblas (Darkness) shows members of a local band playing a death march while standing on land markers. Each musician was filmed individually, but when the 13 videos are played simultaneously, the collective music is eerily out of sync. The land markers refer to the history of territorial disputes in this region, where violence has tragically escalated in recent years. The images convey a mournful sensibility, underscored both by the sound of the music and by the grandeur of the landscape contrasted with the smallness of human activity.
(via Edgardo Aragón :: AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize)
if you’re at the AGO anytime soon you should make sure to take a peek at this.