Course: MA Photographic Studies, University of Westminster
Originating from a seven-second sample found on YouTube, Wilfred Speller’s video installation is generated through a vertiginous feedback process of filming and re-filming, in which both image and sound disintegrate into abstraction. The original footage, from the ongoing Syrian conflict, depicts the death of the cameraman from his own POV. The increasing use of mobile phones to record and disseminate footage is moving the battlefront online as both sides struggle to control the rhetoric of the war. With the rise of this new economy, footage is allegedly being forged, faked and stolen from captured or even killed opposition.