Provide Ruins IV (Isabel Conesa)

Thomas Hirschhorn
Provide Ruins IV

First of all, I chose this art work because it was appealing to my eyes since I first saw it. I feel like it can have a lot of meanings and that it’s a simple piece but creative. And since we live in a world where social media surrounds us and is constantly developing, I think it is a very good idea to express the risks and vulnerability of advertisements and commerce. Thomas Hirschhorn is known for the everyday material he uses in his works like cardboard, cellophane, and duct tape. In my opinion, his method of engaging with society with collages and combining images is original and creative.

This art work shows a collage of images taken from newspapers or magazines of war-torn buildings and victims of war with the faces of fashion models, all overlaid with blue ink that pretends to be tears or blood. The work’s title, Provide Ruins, mimics the names the military and the media bestowed on war operations, such as Desert Shield and Restore Hope.


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Isabel Conesa

I’m 17 years old and I was born in Mexico City. I have a big family, enjoy traveling, and play soccer. I’ve always enjoyed photography and writing. The first time I used IMovie was in a summer vacation when I was 12 and I’ve been using it since then. I’m really looking forward to learning about film and meeting new people.