this is a representation of my final piece of work for semester one of the BA course at Brookes.
before the big media explosion i watched
a bit of wikileaks footage in early 2010. it featured live images from
an apache helicopter gun camera, in an incident where 2 reuter's
cameramen and several iraquis were killed by cannon fire. 2 children
survived. i had wanted to do a child-like series of work and whilst
looking for another idea i noticed a small apache model in an quirky
model shop on st clement's. the idea grew from there. on the original work the helicopter gun camera sound track played in the background, with melodic ice cream jingles playing at 30 second intervals from underneath the helicopter. model size: 18 inches long. clip length - approx 5 minutes.
i have finally been able to upload the clip that represents this piece. if you want to view the actual gun camera video that inspired this piece go to youtube and search for 'wikileaks apache helicopter'...also if you have time i'd really appreciate any comments at all on this piece of work in the guestbook. but watch the youtube footage first. x d