Field of Shredded Paper

2017 2000+ images printed on paper Variable dimensions
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Over the span of three weeks, 2000+ found photographs of the Vietnam War from the Internet were printed and shredded immediately with a paper shredder. The physical photographs exist only for a fleeting moment, still damp with ink, within a repeated process of view–print–shred. What is left of this performative action is strewn throughout the exhibition floor. The remains of a series of violent historical events begin to look strikingly similar to one another, each shredded piece acting as part of a whole, blurring past and present into a symbolic, unsolvable puzzle of disremembering.