December 17, 2011

baden pailthorpe: formation series

formation (difference and repetition) II 2011

formation (battle) 2011

made using an afghanistan-based video game, baden pailthorpe’s 'formation' series, explores the aesthetics and dynamics of opposition. in the work, two opposing forces of us soldiers and taliban combatants follow invisible waypoints side-by-side. oblivious to each other’s presence thanks to a hacked game setting, the usual violence of this relationship is transformed into a poetic, uncanny rhythm that repeats and amplifies the avatars’ movement.

more videos from the series here

born in australia, baden pailthorpe lives and works in paris and sydney

found at butcher's hook tumblr