FALSE FLAG

The series “False Flag” deals with the interaction between currents of pop culture and war photography. In productions that find their models in cinema and video game culture, as well as in original photographs from past wartime conflicts, the mixture of aestheticization and heroization of war depictions is examined. What influence do images from pop culture have on the visual memory of our past? Was it all really like this or is our idea of the past only one shaped by cinema?

In this series, an aesthetic is cited that is reminiscent of posters or film styles of action or end-time films.

© 2019 by Steve Braun