From Boing Boing in the USA:
Art on Iraq war: Jean-Christian Bourcart, “Collateral”
Jean-Christian Bourcart: “Collateral”, a series of projections in New York State in 2005.
From the artist’s website:
I projected photographs of mutilated and dead Iraqis on American houses, supermarkets, churches, and parking lots. I was thinking of this new generation of kids who will be traumatized for life by growing up during wartime.
It was a desperate gesture: my personal protest for the lack of interest for the non-American victims.
I found the images on the web. Some American soldiers post their own pictures on a website. They would show a cut leg with the caption: “where’s da rest of my shit?” Or a blown up head with the caption: “need a hair cut.”
I could not help thinking of those images as some kind of restless ghosts that endlessly wander in the intermediate level of the web. I took care of them like a embalmer would; downloading, revamping, printing, rephotographiing, then projecting them as if I was looking for a place where they would rest in peace and at the same time haunt those who pretend not to know what was going on.
Link to Bourcart’s website.