Amalia Ulman – White Flag Emoji

<p>White Flag Emoji is a series of videos on surveillance, cuteness and violence. In homage to the video Mewar, a short, pixelated clip uploaded to Youtube in 2007 by artist Anne Laplantine, depicting a soldier raiding an apartment to target a ballerina, White Flag Emoji depicts a series of home invasions by a SWAT team agent. Using the vantage point of the hipster security camera Dropcam, and set within the precarious grounds of Airbnb apartments, Ulman imagines how war, as it stylised in action movies, would look in a western First World environment.</p>