It is a very interesting show. I didn’t know this kind of shooting gallery in history. I had an image with a bullet flying to a Leica, from last year’s Paris Photo. I found it is quite conceptual. A gun shoot a camera, a camera shoot back. There are quite a few theme based works. The video installation gives me lots of revelation too. Standing in the middle I was closed in by four screens with appropriated video footage from movies men shooting... I myself sometimes don’t find these cliche movie boring and if anything I quite like to see these movies from time to time, but seeing the installation give me some more thoughts... Shooting! Existential life.
There is evan a real shooting gallery but I didn’t try due to time constraint. Should be interesting.
“Like guns and cars, cameras are fantasy-machines whose use is addictive. However, despite the extravagances of ordinary language and advertising, they are not lethal. In the hyperbole that markets cars like guns, there is at least this much truth: except in wartime, cars kill more people than guns do. The camera/gun does not kill, so the ominous metaphor seems to be all bluff – like a man’s fantasy of having a gun, knife, or tool between his legs.” -Susan Sontag
Also, downstairs, I saw Tom Wood’s show. I actually visually researched his work and now see them in person in a gallery!