The story of humankind is so besmirched by violent and destructive events, it's almost impossible to imagine our existence without some tragedy of catastrophic proportions to serve as a benchmark. With that in mind, student and artist/programmer Brüno Melo conceived Loading, a series inspired by that loathsome little circle icon that keeps spinning while we anxiously wait for a page or video to load. Melo layers this omnipresent icon over visually arresting, often disturbing images that signify this cultural tumult.
"The city is chaotic and violence is everywhere," says Melo. "Loading is based on the link between the internet and real-life things that shouldn't have loaded. Did you ever think about how many things have loaded throughout history that shouldn't have?"
Check out below some of the images from this work in progress.
Image credit: Blue line 2011
Image credit: Daily 23
Image credit: Radio Pela Educação
Image credit: Hockey Jimm