Shooting from the hip

Light card, copy paper, rolled, embossed, folded, assembled

2016

15 ammunition belts representing 15 days of 2016 - seven days before the Australian federal election on 2 June, Election Day itself, and seven days after. The number of bullets in each belt equals the number of abusive tweets aimed at Australian politicians on that day. The words embossed on each bullet holder are the abusive words contained in each tweet. Each bullet is made from a sheet of A4 copy paper - at once referencing bureaucracy and also reminding us of the power of both paper and words.