Documentation of gunshot incident. German artist Mirko Martin’s video, Noir, documents a night during the artist’s half-year stay in Los Angeles in 2008. Monitoring gang activity, police helicopters circled the neighborhood on a regular basis. On a particularly noisy evening, Martin went out to capture some sound. Within minutes, he heard gunshots. Over a black screen, Noir captures these gunshots and conversations with several residents and passers-by who try to make sense of what they heard and didn’t hear, saw and didn’t see. Exhibition held in the New Genres Gallery.
The installation is an overwhelming mound of objects-turned-weapons, either found or donated to the project or cast in ceramic or bronze, surrounded by walls plastered with news reports. It is an indictment and verdict, a memorial and a shrine, revealing the horrors of domestic violence, Doktorski is a sculpture professor at Utah State University. Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space.