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These modifications disrupt the Western moral codes (especially the sentimental, romanticizing pathos) embedded in the original photographs. The artists’ transformative video emphasizes individual objects that are the physical evidence of the lives of migrants—mylar blankets, plastic water bottles, flashlights, and orange life jackets—which reappear in various forms, including masks, torsos, and braces. By transposing the geometric forms, symmetry, and satire characteristic of the artists’ work, the video retells the migrants’ journey in a reenvisioned, Eastern visual language. <br/><br/>Video interview with RRH which has excerpts of From Sea to Dawn: <span style="font-family:''Calibri'';font-size:11pt">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNrkehwCar4</span></span>", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2019.003_Low-Res.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2019.003_Low-Res.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2019.003_Low-Res.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2019.003_Low-Res.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "11935", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }