He Bo

Rainbow Between Scylla and Charybdis

Rainbow, parabola, trajectory of cannonball in flight. Male desire, conquest, control, burial. The search for and disposal of buried or abandoned weapons is, in effect, another state of 'control'. These actions are the same in nature as when people drop bombs during war and bury them afterwards. By dropping bombs, the aim of destroying and then controlling the object of war is achieved by means of precision and disorderly results. Burying the bomb, on the other hand, implies a temporary evasion and subjective forgetting of its function, a form of irresponsible control. These 'controls' of the past and present are reincarnated from generation to generation. Wars will not stop, nor will the mutual attrition among civilisations and human beings. Any attempt to solve the problem by war would be caught between Scylla and Charybdis. The entropy that runs through the anti-war novel Gravity's Rainbow written by Thomas Pynchon is perhaps the inevitable end of reality. This project contains photography, archival images, short videos, performances and small installations in an attempt to present a more diverse approach.

Masters Photography & Society exhibition 24-26 June Bunker at Waterkant Kapelweg 55, 2587 BK The Hague