|Sung Rok Choi, "Call of Duty: Seaweed" (2011)|
Photo credit: sungrokchoi.com
"The Brechtian quality of these naïve depictions points up our conditioned expectations: Where is the impersonal, unfailingly heroic aura assigned to soldiers in recruitment and propaganda videos? There, physical prowess and valor eclipse any sense of individual experience. Here, Choi offers a view of the disillusioned individual. Considering South Korea's compulsory two-year conscriptions, this is likely closer to many men's understanding of 'duty.'"
Read the whole review here:
"A Korean artist's riff on Call of Duty asks us to reflect on warfare"