Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's The Slaughterhouse Five or The Children’s Crusade, the video work All this happened more or less attempts to present World War II as Billy Pilgrim (a soldier of the war and protagonist of The Slaugherhouse Five), might. He can see time forwards and backwards all at once. Struck by the visual of this event in Billy’s life, the nine-minute video in 3 channels without sound is composited of US newsreel footage of the war to incite the same visual narrative and timelessness that Vonnegut expresses in these lines. 

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