Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 from 6-9pm
Artist Talk with Special Guests: Feb. 21 at 6pm
Asymmetric Warfare presents the work of Justyna Badach, who examines how modern-day military propaganda shapes our perceptions of war and conflict. Using her computer as a camera, Badach captures screenshots from ISIS recruitment films and the devastation resulting from the “War on Terror” waged by American and Russian military forces. She then creates large-scale prints made of gunpowder — literally weaponizing her photographs. In doing so, she presents an unsettling view of how both ISIS and the military increasingly generate “media that feeds on viewers’ addiction to social media, exploits the voyeuristic lure of reality TV, and nourishes their audience’s desire to watch what is socially taboo.”
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Street, Denver, 80204
Also published on Medium.