Andre de Dienes • Steven Kasher Gallery

Thursday, 16 June 2016

“In the context of September 11, archival images were meant to highlight the
gravity of the events. Using a proven psychological method—observers relate better to familiar situations—diachronic reiteration of the icons was a way of raising awareness of the event’s historical significance. Taking a binary shortcut of sorts by summoning the war in the Pacific, from clouds of smoke at Pearl Harbor to the flag over Iwo Jima, the media urgently reached out to readers: ‘You are witnessing history in the making! And it’s of the same magnitude!’” Clément Chéroux • Either / And