Short Works

Bomb Girls

2004, digital video, 80 seconds

The 80-second "Bomb Girls" was created for a project conceived and produced by the artists Peter Lloyd Lewis and Natasha Makowski entitled 'the sneeze 80 x 80,' which presents one complete work by 80 international artists representing 29 countries and five continents. It screened worldwide. The works are randomly ordered for each new screening, creating an infinite interpretation by various juxtapositions. The project pays homage to Thomas Edison's innovative kinograph film of a sneeze, a random and connective act. Acknowledging the importance of the event in moving image history, the project explores the relationship between video art and feature film. It highlights the connections being made between artists and their work through the questioning of hierarchies, the exploration of narrative and the creative use of time structure.