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Annunciation II (video still)
Annunciation II (video still)
Video, 9" floor monitor

Video available by request.

When I pulled the trigger I did not hear the bang or feel the kick – one never does when a shot goes home – but I heard the devilish roar of glee that went up from the crowd. In that instant, in too short a time, one would have thought, even for the bullet to get there, a mysterious, terrible change had come over the elephant. He neither stirred nor fell, but every line of his body had altered.

Annunciation is a single channel video loop that depicts several frames of appropriated video that documents a deer being shot by a hunter. The loop begins with the exact moment the bullet enters the animal and ends before the bullet leaves its body; the loop recycles infinitely.