In Downtown (17), we see a woman lying in a tub, apparently dead, while another kneels beside her as if in prayer. Both are unclothed, yet their mutual nudity exposes nothing about either. On the contrary, the cause of that unsettling situation, and its effect, are cropped out, eliminated with all spatial context, every last clue. The image has the look of a noir film still, without fitting into a larger story. An act of violence has been committed, one to which we are privy, yet we don't know how or why it happened. Worse, it's unclear whether we're witness to criminal activity or just watching a scene from a movie.