The Aesthetics of Accidents
The aesthetics and effects of trauma will be explored through a series of studies each dealing with specific aspects of tragedies. Black Box is a video installation that attempts to access the psychological turning point that is experienced during rapidly emerging tragic events. through the gradual accumulation of text containing the last words transmitted from the cockpits of 59 flights that crashed between 1962 and 2009. Denial Erosion is a looping film that frames the immediate reaction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to her husband's assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963.