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Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance

“… camouflage is best known as a military technology of concealment, and it’s an effective one. From what or whom, though, does camouflage conceal? Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance, Hanna Rose Shell’s recent book concerning the history of camouflage, traces the development of this recognizable form of hiding and reveals the expanse of impulses behind its development. As opposed to the social-psychological relationships created by camouflage, Shell focuses on camouflage’s relationship to popular and military technologies of reconnaissance and detection in the 20th century …”

Camouflage by Andy Warhol (1986)

READ MORE at http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/jun/25/hide-and-seek/

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