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The Battle of LA Print - A4
- An A4 black and white print titled The Battle of LA
- On February 24th, 1942 a strange object was spotted in the night sky over Los Angeles. Air raid sirens were sounded across the county and a total blackout imposed over the city. Fearing an imminent attack from Japanese forces, the US Navy opened fire. When daylight eventually broke and the smoke cleared, the “enemy” was nowhere to be seen. The incident - named “The Battle of Los Angeles” - was declared to have been a false alarm, and written off as a case of “war nerves.” A later report suggested the culprit was likely a stray metrological balloon
- Inevitably, such dissatisfying explanations fuel speculation, and this time of an extra-terrestrial cover-up. UFOlogists cite the photograph from which this print is made, taken on the night, published in the Los Angeles Times, as evidence of a visitation, claiming that it shows spotlights directed at an alien spacecraft.
- American DJ, record producer and composer Jeff Mills is one of the many who remain unconvinced by the official version of events, and worked with sound artist Yuri Suzuki to produce a drum machine named The Visitor, inspired by this photograph and the Battle of Los Angeles
- Printed on 150gsm Munken Kristall acid free paper