A multi-media project by myself, Isabella Lee, and Ashy Rinaldi-Castro.
“I Salute You” uses video and audio from the infamous Collateral Murder (2007) leak which implicated Chelsea Manning. Ten years after its release, this leak is more pertinent than ever to our increasingly militarized and surveilled society. We engage with materiality through a space imprinted by de-materialized digital footage from Birth of A Nation (1915), and drone footage from Standing Rock (2016). Within a space of war and technology we call upon Ogun- the Yoruba deity of metallurgy and war, to help us commemorate those whose lands and bodies have served, and continue to serve, the war machine.