London suicide bombers (L-R) Hasib Hussain, Germaine Lindsay, Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer are captured on CCTV at Luton railway station on 7 July 2005. The Guardian, Thursday April 22, 2010, Installation View, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, 2012  

Portable Monuments continues the artists' preoccupation with Brecht's remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Using a series of coloured blocks as a lexicon, Broomberg and Chanarin have developed a code that - like Brecht's poems - has become a methodology for interrogating and deconstructing photographic press images. Their code has evolved through a series of workshops and is designed to function as a pedagogic tool. Each workshop is a collaborative effort to refine the code. The assemblages shown here are the results of these debates.

Installation Shots

Gaddafi killed by bullet in head. That’s for Lockerbie. And for Yvonne Fletcher. And IRA Semtex Victims. The Sun, October 21st, 2011, Installation View, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, 2012  

Portable Monuments continues the artists' preoccupation with Brecht's remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Using a series of coloured blocks as a lexicon, Broomberg and Chanarin have developed a code that - like Brecht's poems - has become a methodology for interrogating and deconstructing photographic press images. Their code has evolved through a series of workshops and is designed to function as a pedagogic tool. Each workshop is a collaborative effort to refine the code. The assemblages shown here are the results of these debates.

Installation Shots

Joe Frazier on 15 May 1971 at the Rembrandtplein, not to box but to sing with The Knockouts. November 8, 2011, Installation View, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, 2012 

Portable Monuments continues the artists' preoccupation with Brecht's remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Using a series of coloured blocks as a lexicon, Broomberg and Chanarin have developed a code that - like Brecht's poems - has become a methodology for interrogating and deconstructing photographic press images. Their code has evolved through a series of workshops and is designed to function as a pedagogic tool. Each workshop is a collaborative effort to refine the code. The assemblages shown here are the results of these debates.

Installation Shots