Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк

Tolerated violence

2016

ideo sculpture / video installation

Violence similarly to cancer targets the very core of a human being. It starts with small violent acts in childhood and continues to grow and ripen with tolerance to more significant acts of violence. All of us are to a certain extent traumatized by a multi-faced experience of violence. We force ourselves to resort to it and think of excuses why we do it. We stop detecting aggression when it becomes a social habit, part of culture; a part of media content, in which rapid change of frames hides perfectly inhuman ugliness of violence. Mass media kill us every time they show violence as something mundane. Human beings fall prey to their own devices, to their own mechanical media-body.