A scratch video intercutting news footage of the 1999 NATO bombing
of Yugoslavia with the German expressionistic vampire classic Nosferatu.
NatoNosferatu highlights the demonizing double binds
of a militaristic humanitarianism, in which we are told we have no choice
but to pick sides between monsters of differing technological
and civilizational orders.
The montage pushes the limits of the North American medias
classical gothic imagery of a rational,
technologically superior west imposing moral order
on a monstrous Balkans.
pomgrenade (aka Tamara Vukov).
Essay, Canada, 2004,
3 min 40 s, colour