September 11 Flip Book is a new project by Scott Blake. It’s a pocket replay of those traumatic few seconds that have been broadcast over and over and over again on TV, etched into our retinas forever.
The work reflects on the media’s part in making this event more traumatic by their endless replay, increasing the “terror” of the terror attack and playing into the terrorists’ hands. It also demonstrates the waning of its affect through multiple reproduction. Yes, there’s a bit of Warhol in it: like a Car Crash silk-screened over and over again until its affect – and image – dulls. Unless, of course, you saw it happen.
The flip book is a controversial little piece of discourse which you can download for yourself.
(Photos: Kyle Chayka)