By presenting images appropriated by, or synonymous with, controversial ideology Gekko challenges us to question our reactions to these emblems. Is our response determined by the extent to which the image resonates with something personal? Or have the images themselves become so emotionally charged as to render them taboo subjects?
The stylistic contrast between the bleakness of the depicted object and seemingly frivolous title is deliberate. By framing these images within the context of holiday destinations Gekko draws attention to the ridiculousness and hypocrisy displayed within our shared cultural heritage.
Rather than face the reality of humankind's enduring capacity for depravity, or admit that issues of morality are complex and nuanced, we instead consign events to the past; fashioning tourist attractions from history, averting our eyes.