Gonzo research gone bad!
Chris Arendt, offspring from a white trash meth family, was sent to Guantanamo Bay to serve as prison guard in Camp Delta in 2004. He saw and did things he could never forget and never forgive.
Early 2008 Chris stayed at the UBERMORGEN house for two months. Private Arendt was a very dangerous man and lizvlx, Hans, Billie (5) and Lola (2) were scared and thrilled. To pull through with our gonzo research we made ourselves believe that the risk was manageable, but we were wrong!
Imagine there's a murderer in your house. And it is dark outside, and the electricity is out. Imagine your nervous system spiking, readying you as you feel your way along the walls, the sensitivity of your hearing, the tautness in your muscles, the alertness shooting around inside your skull. And then imagine feeling like that all the time.
Things totally went out of control and we had Chris detained by Austrian Federal Police.
Today we consider Chris Arendt to be an enemy combatant and a war criminal. October 2012, shortly after the suicide of Adnan Latif - a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay - Chris Arendt killed himself in his home in Portland, Oregon. His suicide note referred to his impossible love affair to Adnan Latif.
Pain & Death. Perpetual avant-garde.
The shooting location was Vienna's old train-station. Vienna represents this old link between The East and The West. Hence the empty and kaputt past visible within these photos is currently beeing transformed into a smooth and superficial future.
The missing walls still exist as post-traumatic walls and Chris Arendt's self-staging shows the desperation of the perpetrator while concealing the hopelessness of the victim. But our own motivation and moral high-ground is not relevant, because the "Perpetrator" has to find his own way, only then he can serve us as a case study and model for future reference.
Perpetrator is part of UBERMORGEN's "Superenenhanced" project: ipnic.org/superenhanced
*The story - and the images - were held under seclusion due to a 5 year blocking period by Army Intelligence (USAI).
Credits: Photos by Oliver Jiszda, Video by Lukas Gutmann
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