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Post by james pope on Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:19 pm

you all know what this iconic scene/sequence of images looks like. I just always think of the people 'inside' those images - the ones dying as the towers fall.

Link below, if you really want to see it...

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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OehglfVeIA0


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Post by claudia on Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:32 pm

there's no link here but, as you say, we really don't need to see this sequence to recall it.

thanks for including this in the archive. interesting are the ways something as shocking and continually repeated as this sequence sinks into our (un)consciousness, so that recollection is immediate.

i hope you won't mind me saying that it was from a conversation you, shaun kimber and i had initially that the idea of this archive arose. you talked about this sequence then and, through this example, the essence of contemporary visual culture. in, in this case, its 2D form, we forget about those people dying inside those towers we see continually falling; that each time we see this sequence those deaths occur once more; as if those people are dying continually. but for the majority of us, it's the towers we see, not the people inside them. as you articulated perfectly, "some icons are all surface" (Jim Pope, 10 September 2008.
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Post by james pope on Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:31 pm

sorry! Link included now. The clip shown is one of the most chilling in some ways, with the helicopter hovering over the apocalyptic scene, watching.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OehglfVeIA0

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Post by james pope on Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:34 pm

and, even weirder, I think the helicopter might be part of the broadcaster's logo?

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Post by davies on Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:55 pm

just to add to this, one image that im sure i can't forget is one closer to home.

http://www.foxnews.com/images/271299/4_21_london_bombings5.jpg

This was plastered over every paper the next morning, the guy (i think was a doctor) helping the injured woman from edgware road station to safety. This image says quite a bit about the Londoners on that day, with everyone showing courage and unity. For one day everyone was working together and helping out where needed.

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Post by Alex Vince on Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:22 pm

9/11 or 11/9 if your English, is probably the most recognised image of the 21st century but for me it not a case of what the image stood for at the time (terrorism & tragedy) but how it has been used since. For me the image symbolises the American Government and more so the Bush Administration's justification for their world hegemony in the new century.

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