Jesse McLean at Quarterly West
Exciting video pieces from Jesse McLean at Quarterly West (Issue 84). From her project statement:
Tags: experimental, film, Jesse McLean, Quarterly West, video
In these video pieces, a variety of recent images of Iraq are taken out of context, pulled apart, erased, delineated and reassembled. The images range from the disturbingly familiar scenes of military disaster, lesser-known scenes of home life, and a group of leisure photographs, with both soldiers and civilians enjoying themselves despite the overwhelming situation that surrounds them. The underlying structure of the application Adobe Photoshop, popular software used for retouching and manipulating photographic images, is revealed by the representation of several tools, such as the clone tool, the magic wand selector and the checkered backgrounds that connote transparency.