In terrorism fear is the main story, and there is an astounding disproportion between the actual strength of the terrorists and the fear they manage to inspire, ” historian and philosopher professor Yuval Noah Harari says.
Both media and governments help significantly to spread the propaganda of fear in order to support their actions. Our infinite consumption and involvement in digital platforms, make us today active participants in this theatre of war, by nourishing this state of imminent conflict and constant fear of “the other”.
“Nothing happens until it is consumed”, DeLillo wrote, We are all part of this powerful digital rhetoric, henceforth, making us more vulnerable to manipulations.
Made out of real footage from passerby and surveillance cameras from scenes prior to terrorist attacks, in different parts of the world, the multi-channel and audio video installation “My Love Answer Me” captures a slow premonition of ordinary daily moments before it all goes to pieces, and the inevitable changes and questions, that follow.
The title of the project, “My Love Answer Me”, stems from a mother’s text message to her son, while trying to reach him after the Lorry attack in Jerusalem when a truck drove into a crowd of soldiers on January 8th, 2017.
Score composed by Keren Ann Zeidel
Narration: Gill Hicks
Presented at DOX, Prague as part of Welcome To Hard Times exhibition concept by Erik Kessels. October 2018