Untitled (Fw190A7 – Boeing)

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1998
silent video projection
duration: 27min

exhibited:
Heavier than Air, Imperial War Museum, London, 1998
Version_2000, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, 2000

bibliography:
Simon Morley, Heavier than Air, Imperial War Museum, London, 1998, ISBN 1-901623-09-2
Artist’s Project for Tank magazine, No 2, December 1998 
Roy Exley, ‘Mark Dean: Dust’, Untitled, No. 18, Spring 1999
Version_2000, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, 2000, ISBN 2-940181-13-6
Catherine Moriarty & Angela Weight, ‘The Legacy of Interaction’, Tate Papers, Issue 9, Spring 2008, ISSN 1753-9854

© acknowledgements:
Imperial War Museum Film Archive 

Camera guns have been fitted to fighter aircraft since the First World War. The camera begins filming automatically when the guns are triggered, recording the line of fire and any hits to the target. No aesthetic decision-making is involved in the film-making process. A cross-hair and target tracking markers are sometimes superimposed on the film afterwards. Untitled (Fw190A7-Boeing) consists of Second World War camera gun footage of the destruction of an Allied bomber which has been slowed down 5000%, a cross with markers, and five decades of dust. Some of the dust may have come from the sky.


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