Requires Photography

Untitled (Red) [From the Anonymous Series]

2008
Suara Welitoff (American, born in 1951)


Dimensions

Duration: 2 minutes Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Accession Number

2010.500

Medium or Technique

Single-channel video (color, silent) 4:3 aspect ratio

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Film and video

2 minute loop

Materials include:
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

signed, titled, dated, and numbered on each disk: 4/10

Provenance

The artist, with Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA: sold to museum June 2010 (Accession date: June 16, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Manuel de Santaren

Copyright

By Suara Welitoff © 2008 film/video