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ungun 90 second sample (2013)

Ungun capitalizes on our familiarity with commercial movies and efficiently so because of its ability to blur the line between embracing the media's love affair with guns and violence or its opposite—repulsion—by simply distilling and reflecting this strategy. Fenlon's tightrope act teeters between the glorification and the denunciation of gun violence, forcing the viewer to choose between either meaning. The final result is perhaps ultimately dependent on what side of the fence one stands.

~ Scott Turri,

Fenlon's aesthetic vandalism thwarts the gun's intent, making it visually unable to shoot. The sounds emitted from the video shift from discernable voices to the frustrated, glitchy sounds associated with sampling—becoming grotesque, animal-like cries reminiscent of the wounded.

~ Jen Saffron, afterimage online