Last Judgment, Prophet 8 / 2011

Prophets

The Prophets place soldiers in expressive poses in front of mortar explosions. Above or below them hovers a prophecy, a quote from a popular war movie. The mythologizing function of war movies reveals a kind of Eternal Return, in which the sacred intrudes upon our world with its archetypes and mythic heroes. These are the narrative arcs that help define our complex attitudes towards war. Sometimes, the soldier stands in front of an astral chart, thus questioning what role fate may play in the life of individuals as nations go to war.