Jan
30
2014
<em>America’s Finest</em>
 
Lynn Hershman
America’s Finest, 1994-5

Interactive Installation with M16 rifle
dimensions variable
Edition of 3

America’s Finest is a camera/gun designed to document the horrors of our century perpetrated by weapons and translated into memory through the media. When the trigger of the reconstructed M16 rifle is squeezed, the viewer’s image is superimposed with images of atrocity and war in the gun’s sight. As the viewer’s image fades in and out in a ghostlike fashion, the installation demonstrates the relationship of media, cameras, guns, warfare, and cycling personal memories of atrocities.
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