This series of photographs tells the story of a woman from the Netherlands who visited a fairground shooting gallery every year since 1936. The series begins with a 16 year-old girl aiming at the shooting gallery, when she hits the target it triggers a camera that takes a photograph of her in the firing pose. This was repeated for 52 years and reveals a collection of photographs that shows a life unfolding.
A GIRL & A GUN
“All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun,” said Jean-Luc Godard (whose new film FILM SOCIALISME opens Friday, June 3) — and our midnight series pays tribute to cinema’s toughest female cops, vigilante warriors, and hit-women.
SOMETIMES DOING SOMETHING POETIC CAN BECOME POLITICAL AND SOMETIMES DOING SOMETHING POLITICAL CAN BECOME POETIC, Francis Alys, 2005
Machine Gun Mod of the Day: Rick Prescott took home the grand prize in the MAKE/Design News Gadget Freak Design Contest for his impressive modding of an Nerf® Vulcan EBF-25TM foam dart shooting machine gun into an “Aliens-style heat-tracking autocannon.”
An idea sparked in my mind one day while walking the toy gun isle in a store with my kid and later that evening learning of the workings of a thermopile array while surfing the internet. The result is this infrared seeking sentinel which joins a realistically priced infrared sensor to a realistically operatable Nerf® machine gun to create a slightly less deadly yet still highly deterring automated machine.
Prescott plans to situate the Infrared Seeking Sentinel “facing the entrance of my work cubical in order to speed interaction with less desirable visitors.”
I’ll take ten.
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