Untitled (Red) [From the Anonymous Series]
Suara Welitoff (American, born in 1951)
Duration: 2 minutes Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Medium or Technique
Single-channel video (color, silent) 4:3 aspect ratio
Not On View
2 minute loop
Continuously looping DVD (silent), three signed DVD’s and a Digital Beta Master.
Award winning, Boston-area video artist Welitoff confronts “what seemed like never ending war” in her 2008 series Anonymous. Using footage borrowed from both contemporary and civil-rights era television documentaries, the artist transforms specific events, places, and people into a blur of repetitive actions. By undoing the specificity of the image and erasing the identity of the soldiers, Welitoff allows viewers to project their personal associations of war onto the video. Our own fluid relationships with these images thus become emblematic of how state-imposed aggression has been normalized in U.S. society.
signed, titled, dated, and numbered on each disk: 4/10
The artist, with Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA: sold to museum June 2010 (Accession date: June 16, 2010)
Museum purchase with funds donated by Manuel de Santaren
By Suara Welitoff © 2008 film/video