Witness (Bell and Howell director series)

Produced for the exhibition Dead Eye (Rua Red 2015), this work explores the camera as iconic an entity in 20th century history. Witness is a patinated bronze cast of a Bell and Howell director series super 8 camera. This particular model became synonymous with the Zapruder recording of the JFK assassination and subsequently became one of the most studied visual recording mechanisms in the world. By default so to did the 26 seconds of film recorded at that time which have since become representations of a moment of transformation in the 20th century.