H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Unlikely Allies

Unlikely Allies

Viewing Matthew Fishel’s silent animated short “In The End, We Were Never So Different”  in the School 33 Art Center’s gallery feels a little like stumbling into the middle of a meditation session—like you’re interrupting something reverent, and you’re not sure exactly what you’re supposed to be doing or if you’re even supposed to be there.

The Washington, D.C.-born, Baltimore-based artist’s film is a soundless, eerily beautiful video that uses the 3-D modeling, animation, and rendering software Autodesk Maya to produce animated depictions of two Cold War bombers (an American B-52 and a Soviet Tu-95) flying quietly together across a mountainous but sparse...

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