Josh Bricker's "Post Newtonianism" is a two-channel video featuring footage from a WikiLeaks video released earlier this year documenting a U.S. military offensive in Iraq. The video is part of the YouTube@Guggenheim event. "Post Newtonianism" features two panels juxtaposing actual war footage on one side, and sequences from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the other. The video also includes audio from the WikiLeaks videos gradually merging with audio from the video game. The title of Bricker's artwork was inspired by the writings of Edward Said.
Josh Bricker writes:
"My work is an attempt to expose the power structures that dominate our lives; those we witness, take for granted, and participate in (both consciously and subconsciously). I want to peel back and reveal traditional artifices, dominant cultural hierarchies, social systems and their effects, exposing their substructures like armatures in order to provide context for the creation of new, unexpected connections and personal truths." (Josh Bricker)
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