Tuesday, July 03, 2007

iraq. rug.

Ricardo Casas, Héctor Esrawe, Emiliano Godoy, Cecilia León de la Barra, Óscar Núñez have created an interesting project with their Iraq rug. In their words: "A rug shaped after the map of Iraq features soldiers advancing from many direction into Bagdad. Through newspapers and television, the image of Iraq is continuously depicted with graphics similar to board games and action figures, giving it a game-like imension which somehow shifts the character of the war. The rug, with cute little felt soldiers walking on a soft and warm surface, denounces this confusion, and the way in which the tragic reality of war is somehow diluted by using these images."

Nice job. Not something I'd personally want to own, but as an artistic statement it gets high marks.


Anonymous Jason Andersen said...

This seems to me to be a bit in bad taste. People are dying over there and whether you see it as justifed or not I find it a bit gross. This is a good example of consumerism gone wrong.

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