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Posted on: December 15, 2021
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Mixed media photography

Other Projects by Michael James Jasper Tilbury

Michael James Jasper Tilbury

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MFA Student

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2023

Artist Statement:

Michael Tilbury may very well be an alien. His work, Did I come in peace? is an ongoing collection of video poems that explores a combat veteran’s alien-like experience with war. His video poems meld together AI generated imagery with that of his poetry which expresses his experience with militarism while serving in the United States Air Force. These messages are short and concise, leaning heavily on brevity and mimicking radio use during his deployment to Afghanistan. This work focuses on what it was like being downrange in a beautiful yet hostile country and the gruesome realities faced during and after war. Parallels are explored between his deployment and this feeling of being like an alien through the incorporation of homemade UFO videos.