foreclose on rupture in favour of seamlessness
The following text describes this image ( https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/jeff-wall/jeff-wall-room-guide/jeff-wall-room-guide-room-8
) by Jeff Wall. Does "digital montage forecloses on rupture in favour of seamlessness" mean "Digital montage is a kind of montage that prefers to gather different elements in a way that there is no seam between them, in contrast with traditional collages which included several seems between their parts"?
However, the photograph that stands out for me is Dead Troops Talk. The composite arrangement of dead soldiers in the flat landscape evokes the disruptive techniques of collage in a medium, digital montage, which forecloses on rupture in favour of seamlessness. The soldiers are posed as if perched on the brink between life and death. Using special-effects so that they sit upright with guts spilling out and limbs, including a head, half blown to pieces, their static poses paradoxically suggest animation and life, the whole image creating a sense of disorientation stemming in part from the uncertainty about how the image was produced.