One continuously looping silent video installation, City Under Siege examines contemporary representations of war in the media. The particular image under investigation first became predominant in the broadcast news media during The Gulf War. A wide, high angle shot, recorded at night from the roof of a building looking out over a city, usually Baghdad. The shot stays static while the city below is bombarded in a fire show. There does not appear to be any life represented down there. There doesn’t even seem to be a camera operator. The image is abstract, like a computer game. Is it even real?

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