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Shoot originates in a still from Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film, Blow-Up, based on David Bailey's Swinging London life, and an aerial photograph of the 2005 Buncefield oil depot explosion. In Blow-Up, a fashion photographer captures a murder on film, insinuating the postmodern trope “death of the subject”, ancillary to the theme of female objectification running through the film. Implicating normalised violence, Shoot is an oblique reference to Chris Burden's eponymous 1971 performance piece, in which the artist took a bullet to his arm, in the context of the Vietnam War, "wanting to know what it felt like".