Found M59/85 Yugoslav People's Army Helmet, Paracord, Cotton Netting, UV Printed PETG, UV Printed Plexiglas, Wood and White Translucent Acrylic, Digital Print
Blood Diamond is an installation that attempts to deconstruct symbols and icons of war in video games/cinema to their under-structure. Topics of war are often reduced and simplified in popular memory - blanketed as valorous, while complicated paradoxes and difficult narratives are often buried underneath. This installation brings these objects and logics out of their original medium in the hope that it will open up a new conduit - one that needs not only be accessed through viewing, but also by being physically in the same space as these image-objects. The AK-47 consists of fragmented images from places of tragedy where an AK-47 rifle is involved; the camouflage pattern on the helmet consists of all the items that can be found in a medic bag.