A frame is not only the structural support around an image, but can also refer to the system that underlies forms of discourse and meaning, like how there are “frames of interpretation” of any given theory or discipline, or how political ideologies can be “re-framed” in news media. The commonality between the two definitions is a sense of enclosure—how images and meanings fall within distinct borders. A Series of Gunshots is about both the literal frames within the image—windows, doors, garages, decorative panels—and also the discursive frame of gun violence and its representation in videogames. With A Series of Gunshots, they deconstruct and defamiliarize the act of shooting and return to questions of visual entrapment and concealment.
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