A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line (2010)

(30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm) (Acrylic, CCFL) The three pieces in this series each represent a historical assassination. They reduce a pivotal moment in history to basic math - the point of impact for each bullet and the angle of trajectory - displayed as lines of light intersecting a clear acrylic block. The three people chosen for this series are Malcolm X, King Faisal, and Amadou Diallo. Malcolm X was shot 15 times during one of his speeches on black nationalism. King Faisal was shot in the head by his nephew twice, in what is believed to be a CIA driven assassination. Guinean immigrant, Amadou Diallo was shot at 41 times by police, 19 of the bullets hit him, and the four policemen involved were found not guilty to manslaughter This series asks the viewer to consider the cultural impact each of these people had in their ...

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(30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm) (Acrylic, CCFL) The three pieces in this series each represent a historical assassination. They reduce a pivotal moment in history to basic math - the point of impact for each bullet and the angle of trajectory - displayed as lines of light intersecting a clear acrylic block. The three people chosen for this series are Malcolm X, King Faisal, and Amadou Diallo. Malcolm X was shot 15 times during one of his speeches on black nationalism. King Faisal was shot in the head by his nephew twice, in what is believed to be a CIA driven assassination. Guinean immigrant, Amadou Diallo was shot at 41 times by police, 19 of the bullets hit him, and the four policemen involved were found not guilty to manslaughter This series asks the viewer to consider the cultural impact each of these people had in their time and the lasting effects they have in present day society. It also asks the question - how would the media portray them if their killings took place today?

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