Caroline Garcia - Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet | Returning - Chapter 1
Digital Originals • 7m 55s
Caroline Garcia, Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet (2021), digital video, colour, sound, 7:55. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Filmed on a body camera, typically used by the police force, Caroline Garcia’s Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet is an experimental mediation of grief, violence and resistance. Taking inspiration from the mantis shrimp, which smashes its victim’s shells with the force of a fired bullet, Garcia performs a series of boxing exercises, appearing as if she is manipulating footage of the mantis shrimp composited into the frame. Framing the violence of her actions is a mediation soundtrack of Indigenous Filipino instruments by Canadian fillipino group Notu. Against this juxtaposition of Garcia’s violent exercises, the calming meditation music and the allusion to surveillance through the use of the body camera, Garcia creates a timely statement about the relationship between power, violence and regeneration.
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