Baden Pailthorpe _ Cadence I

Baden Pailthorpe

Cadence I

Abstract:
“Cadence” is a series of four new-media artworks in which the figure of the Australian, US and Taliban soldier is placed within formal landscapes appropriated from pro-military cinema and military training simulators. Rather than enacting standard military gestures or postures, the simulated soldier performs a slow and poetic dance. The usual politics of movement, discipline and posture of the military body are subverted, and instead rendered soft and expressive.