March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015Fleckenstein Video Gallery
Korean, 2011, by Lee Yongbaek, 23 min..
Angel Soldier is an illusive video that often tricks the eye. At first glance the image on screen filled to the edges with bright, blossoming flowers, appears to be completely still. A closer look, however, reveals a soldier slowly creeping through the scene in complete silence, camouflaged by the multi-colored flowers. The veiled soldier stands as a metaphor for identity and existentialism amid the artifice of contemporary society.
Collection of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, MSU purchase, funded by the Emma Grace Holmes Endowment, 2013.6