While exploring photographs and video footage from World War II, I recently discovered short, filmed interviews with the flight crew of the Enola Gay taken shortly after the plane dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. These interviews juxtapose the colossal event with intimate, small-scale views of individuals who were responsible for physically dropping the bomb. One particular figure is William Sterling Parsons, the former weaponeer on the Enola Gay. In this piece, I have removed Captain Parsons from his surroundings and caused him to silently stare back at the viewer in an infinite, flickering loop.
The piece displayed at TRACTIONARTS in Los Angeles, California, 2014