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“BABELS” is a video collage of archive footage taken mainly from American propaganda material for nuclear testing. The video draws from the legend of the mythical tower of BABEL that was built to reach God. The legend says that God punished them for this arrogance by making them speak in different tongues and not to be able to communicate with each other. The miscommunication of the workers led to the built of a monstrous sized tower that had weak foundations and inevitably collapsed. The project reflects on September the 11th and the wars of hatred spawn across the world. The soundtrack of the video is from a passage from the New Testament (another example of propaganda) : Paul’s letter to the Corinthians entitled hymn to Love.

Lalopoulos Emanuil