Folleh Shar Francis Tamba (Chicago)
Tamba was born in Chicago and spent his early life in Liberia, Africa. The experiences of that country’s civil war and subsequent intervention by the United States Marine Corps, inspired him to enlist in 2003. As a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist, Folleh’s collection of triggered memories, life reactions, interactions, and nightmares are processed, distilled, and morphed into a variety of visual formats. His video piece, We are the Infantry, provides a look at the stark reality of modern combat.
Shown here: We are the infantry, 2014-2015
Medium: Projection Repeating, video Dimension: Variable Description: White stock letters against the dark background of a world where infantrymen are masters of gun violence and apply it accordingly as trigger pullers like muscle memory.