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David Stern Studio

Silent Running

On October 7th 2023 Hamas Terrorists and Gaza citizens carried out an atrocious attack and subsequent pogrom which resulted in the torturous murder of 1,133 people ( 859 civilians and 274 soldiers ) and the abduction of 253 mostly civilians, among them young children and seniors.
'Silent Running' is about the forced reduction of people to their creatureliness. I observed the same facial expressions in photographs from various mass shootings in the US and all over the world. When there is nothing left to do but run for ones' naked life, our human qualities are of no consequence.
Eventually the threat of undiscriminating violence destroys not only the individual and their humanity, but the very fabric of a civilized society.

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