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Domestic Tension

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Anonymous writes:

For the duration of May, 2007, Iraqi born artist Wafaa Bilal will live in the FlatFile Galleries in Chicago. The public can watch him 24 hours a day over a live webcam; and if they choose, visitors to his website can shoot him with a remote controlled paintball gun.

Bilal’s self imposed confinement is designed to raise awareness about the life of the Iraqi people and the home confinement they face due to the both the violent and the virtual war they face on a daily basis.

You can participate – eg shoot at him with a paintball gun – by clicking here.

See this site for some videos and more about the Wafaa’s work. Good stuff.
Originally from selectparks.net- games by artists, published by Lauren Cornell

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