Martin Boyce, untitled (2013)
Carlito Carvalhosa, ‘Precaucao de contato’ at Gallery Nara Roesler Sao Paulo (2014)
Pavel Sterec, ‘I don’t believe in past lives’ (2008)
Series of photographs of dead ends of tunnels inside a mine in Pribyslav, established by prospectors’ mistake. After the mine had been worked on for about 10 years, nothing had been found and the mine was left abandoned.
A change in military thinking is taking place these very days, in which the military understands that future wars will take place in cities. If in the past symmetrical warfare was conducted by state militaries in the open fields, today militaries are fighting enclaves of resistance that withdraw ever deeper into the density of the urban fabric. ‘Walking through walls’ is the military tactic of tearing down holes in the façades of people’s homes (and the walls between rooms) in order to expand the battle field from the public to the private space.
From the series ‘Civilizationally, we do not dig holes to bury ourselves’ by The Atlas Group (Walid Raad)