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07.30.14 Marina Galperina

Today, a realistic U.S. army recruitment video would include a uniformed soldier calmly tapping away at a keyboard. His eyes would be locked on a screen where strategized bursts of violence would play out in CGI or very far away. Currently on view in Berlin, Harun Farocki’s “Serious Games” video series provides a documentarian view into […]

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07.23.14 Peter Yeh

Yearly global military spending has surpassed $1.75 trillion, with defense budgets eagerly bolstered by dick-waving patriotism. In this crowded market, how does a weapons dealer advertise its product to potential customers, Congressmen looking for kickbacks, generals who need iron Viagra, and El Presidente? A sleek promotional video presentation on YouTube should do it. This is […]

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04.10.12 Marina Galperina

Artist Chad Person was teaching a digital photography class near a military base and failing a student whose $400 tuition was being paid by the Air Force. The kid would have to pay the Air Force out of pocket for failing the course, so Person passed him with an A+ as “a rare opportunity to take […]

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02.07.12 Marina Galperina

The “Soldier” series by Suzanne Opton was previously featured and gigantic billboards in nine US cities and set off enough people to spark a debate about the image of America’s military. […]

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