Monday, April 1, 2013
The Skat Players
The mechanical aspect of the players may represent the attitudes of the rulers who saw people as tools for victory, in the same way they would view a tank or gun. The collage of materials makes the situation seem a little less real, and it is almost necessary to use this technique to mitigate such a horrific scene and concept. Additionally, the collage technique and the pieced together players with their prosthesis create a sense of disorder, referencing the chaos Dix must have experienced while fighting. The skull from the lamp shows the presence of death.
The whole scenario is one of disorder, jumbled and disjointed assembly, death, and chance, exactly what one would expect at war.