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Tattoo

Miranda Pennell

UK, 2001
10 minutes, B&W, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: Film transferred to video
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Trees and wildlife look-on as the countryside is invaded by a lost regiment of soldiers engaged in a repetitive display. The ritual of military drill is by turns absurd and sinister. The soldiers of the Light Division perform a choreography that has been perfected and aestheticized in order to serve a function: to be effective. That is, the dual function of transforming many bodies into a single body and of mesmerizing onlookers with their ‘stunning’ unity.

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