Ordnance Ordinance, 2012
Single Channel High-Definition Video
10 minutes, 10 seconds
The US military used Kaho‘olawe as a bombing range for 50 years. During that time, the island’s caprock was broken;
It is human nature to seek beautiful things. And many times it is human nature to destroy them. Rather than show what the tourist eye seeks, an emotionless display of man-made objects of destruction are presented in Ordnance Ordinance for contemplation. This film features one long, uninterrupted shot of the artillery display on the island of Kaho‘olawe. The undetonated bombs embedded in the land are as constant as the sun. The fading sunray becomes the primary act in this non-narrative film.
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