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Little Brother

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"These seven works were made between 2017 and 2022. They were first shown in the Whitney Biennial: Quiet as It's Kept, curated by David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. In them I imagine Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater, as he might have appeared on his Wyoming ranch in 2003, the year the firm received its first US contracts to engage in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I staged all of these works - hiring actors, sourcing props, and researching filming locations. Erik Prince is often touted in the media as a war criminal, as a political shadow figure, even as a monster, especially following Blackwater's massacare of seventeen Iraqi civilians in 2007. I'm interested in what happens when a viewer is forced to get close to a snake in the grass. If the camera allows us to desire, or to be curious, or to feel empathy."

- Buck Ellison
Front cover of Little Brother
Little Brother Sale price$45.00 Member Price