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"Post 9/11 Landscape" highlights the way the media and government authorities mediate and control our view of world events. The painting depicts a figure standing next to one of the World Trade Centre towers. The figure has five white stripes on its body and is wearing a helmet. It is a symbol of authority. Four triangle shapes depicted in black and white in the sky represent aeroplanes and/or bombs. The landscape and sky areas of the painting are made up of blue, orange, red, white, purple, yellow and brown dots and dashes. They allude to the way our view of the world is constructed from pixelated newspaper and television images of international events. It also references how the level of filtering, mediation and control of information by Western media and governments has increased after the 11 September 2001 'terror attacks' on the United States of America.
Accession No
PA2012.034

Name/Title
Artwork based on a graphic produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States of America to explain how the World Trade Centre towers fell without the aid of explosives. The artwork depicts one of the World Trade Centre towers with lines emanating from the centre of the tower, indicating the tower's core strengthening columns. An aeroplane is pictured on the left of the image prior to impact. Roger Morris considers NIST's explanation of the towers' collapse to be "creationist", overlooking other factors in the buildings' collapse.
Accession No
PA2012.037

Artwork of printed and painted elements against a black background. The upper half of the work features the white shape of a World War II bomber aircraft. The words "santa" and "HIT" are written on the bomber. Beneath the bomber to the left is a black, white and red oil drum. The red dot on the drum's lid refers to a sniper's laser dot. The bottom half of the painting features equations and a diagram of an engine painted in white. A grid of squares, outlined in bright colours, has been printed over the top of this area. The text of the found object Morris has used as the base for the work is discernible behind the background layer of black paint. The artwork's imagery reflects Morris' search for icons and images that can give voice and shape to the contemporary era. The print is part of Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series, which explores differing version of truth surrounding the September 11, 2001 'terror attacks' in the United States of America.
Accession No
PA2012.039

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series. The 'sky' area features a stencil of Neil Armstrong in the lunar lander. Below is a standing figure. It has a sniper's red dot trained on its body.
Accession No
PA2012.043

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that refers to the faceless civilian victims of war. The artwork is made up of four panels of found images glued to a black cardboard support. Morris has painted over the images in black etching ink to create faceless head and shoulder 'portraits'. The two panels on the left of the image feature the words "HERE" painted in red paint. The next panel has a collage element and a white aeroplane obscuring the head of the figure beneath. The word "HIT" is printed in white paint on the panel. The panel on the right features scrawled words/patterns in white ink. Beneath the four panels is a string of white ink numbers and letters that refer to the code printed into a piece of metal retrieved from an American missile dropped on a residential area of Baghdad, Iraq, in March 2003. The missile killed dozens of civilians.
Accession No
PA2012.048

Name/Title
Depiction of the World Trade Center towers, New York, in pencil. Above them the words "see nothing" are stencilled in black ink. The words "BOOM BOOM" are handwritten in red crayon beneath the towers. The artwork is on the back of an invite to an exhibition. Invite text reads: "see nothing / recent work / by / roger morris / thistle hall / CUBA ST. / monday OCTOBER 19 / 5:30 / thru sunday 25 oct."
Accession No
PA2012.063

Name/Title
Figure in a landscape protecting its head as aeroplanes fly overhead from the left of the image, represented as triangle shapes. Below the planes, a set of rugby goal posts stand in the landscape, which is a reference to New Zealand.
Accession No
PA2012.070

Printed cardboard mount from a plastic toy gun with added elements by artist Roger Morris. The cardboard mount is printed with the words "THE BEST NEWS WEAPON" / "M3AI MODEL DIN G GUN" / "TRY ME". It also features a scene with tanks advancing, soldiers in camouflage uniforms shooting guns, missiles flying through the air and explosions with flames. The mount is pierced where the gun was previously held in place. Morris has added several elements in paint and ink. On the left of the image the word "HIT" has been stencilled in white paint above a crouched soldier's head. In the middle of the image a large puzzle figure, rendered in black ink, has the word "HERE" stencilled on its chest, applied in yellow paint. The word "OIL" is stencilled in the centre of a circle of tanks on the right of the image. In the right hand corner the figure of a soldier is surrounded with red paint and a red dot, representing the laser sight of a sniper's dot, is trained on his body.
Accession No
PA2012.092

Printed page from Wellington's 'Home Voice Chinese Weekly News', dating from 2003, with added elements by artist Roger Morris. In the centre of the page Morris has printed a black vehicle shape. The words "HIT" and "HERE" are stencilled in white and yellow paint. A red dot, representing a sniper's laser dot, is painted beneath the word "HERE". A mesh-like web is printed in grey/black ink vertically down the left hand side of the image.
Accession No
PA2012.094
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