The overlapping circles in this photomontage suggest the range finder of a rifle and also a rapid-fire simultaneity of events. A female sharpshooter at the center of the circles reinforces the metaphor of shooting. Standing outside of the circles, a female gymnast lifting weights is seemingly unaware of the gun trained at her chest. The repeating vignettes of a railway station colonnade, to which the alternate title of the work, Murder on the Railway Line, refers, lend a sinister, almost cinematic air to the composition. László Moholy-Nagy did not intend a specific narrative; he sought instead to excite intuitive rather than intellectual responses in his audience.