Following an open call for proposals inviting the public to join in the preparation for the VictimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...’ Symptom online debate, the following artworks, texts published online and debate questions were selected.
Navedeo Group: Who profits from death?
This is a web project to treat different political and social Colombian topics. The issues of the interviews are not treated very often by the big media. It is a videoblog of opinion to ask about structures of power in Colombia that get profit from the violence.
Foriginal Media Hack No.1, 2006
A group of people brutally beat up a cop during the riots in berlin- kreuzberg, 1st of may 2006. Filmed with a mobile phone (b. alex, berlin, email@example.com).
Forginal Media Hack No.2
The beating took place in Rostock during the night of the major riots, June 2, 2007, Saturday. The involved police officers beat up demonstrator in a wheelchair.
Pure Media Hacking: No ethics, no content, no message. With the action “Foriginal Media Hack No. 1 and 2” we follow a simple instruction on how to infiltrate mass media with low-tech instruments (email, mobile-phones, web/blog) and ambiguous data. This action is an experiment within this conceptual setting. It is a amalgamation of fact and fiction.
Isil Egrikavuk: Infamous Video
A short video (7 min 56 sec) made in 2006, talking about how certain stories are accepted as normal according to their geography. In this video, the character is talking about his story of being kept as a hostage in a library for two years. But, through the cuts we see him opposing the story in a different language, and arguing against victimIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ... ideology.
What happens when people lose control of the identity of their place through mass media exposure in the aftermath of disaster?
David Crawford: Realism vs. Reality TV in the War on terror
Much of what is associated with the so called War on Terror bears a relation to images. While society is increasingly media savvy, these images tend to be produced and consumed in such a manner that spectators are left little room and even less encouragement to engage in critical thinking as an intermediary act. The proliferation of new technologies for the production and distribution of images (= camera phones and the Web) have added to the equation new elements worth consideration. This article attempts to open up a space for reflection using a combination of theoretical contextualization (largely by way of Jean Baudrillard) and artistic example. The practice of art making is thus cast as a productive tool for sense-making on the part of those producing and consuming images associated with the so called War on Terror.
The YASMIN discussion is moderated by Ana Peraica (Croatia), Nahlar Mattar (Egypt) a new YASMIN correspondent for Egypt and Roger Malina ( in Marseille)
The YASMIN discussion seeks to focus on victims syndromeThe person who uses ingratiation projective identification continuously shows self-denial in order to gain the "other's" love ... in natural disasters. The typhoon disaster in Myanmar reminds us that natural disasters are predictable, in a statistical sense, yet our societies are geared to crisis management rather than risk management. Each natural disaster remains in focus for as long as it serves poltiical and media purposes. Do artists and scientists contribute to the problem or do they create contexts for cultural systemic change ?
Anthropogenic environmental change also problematises the distinction between natural and un natural disasters.
We are particular interested in the work of art-science collaborations connected to natural disasters.
To join YASMIN go to: http://www.media.uoa.gr/yasmin
Leonardo Journal: Art and War: The Role of Artists and Scientists in Times of War
We live in a time when war, far from being eliminated from the planet, is a continuing fact of life for many. Some wars are overt military wars, others are endemic situations of social and economic conflict.
What can artists and scientists do when there is a war? How can we be useful? How can we help to find solutions? How can we avoid the use of the military while at the same time protecting the lives of innocent civilians? What educational work can we do to avoid violence and war? Historically the work of some artists and scientists has been instrumental in shaping perceptions and initiatives.
Suzanne Broughel: 40 Acres of Bendaid (blog)
In 1991, workers constructing a building in Manhattan unearthed a field of human bones. The remains - half of which were children's - were those of enslaved Africans. This forced an acknowledgement of New York's suppressed history of slavery (busting the myth that slavery was only practiced in the Southern United States).
The transatlantic slave trade upon which the U.S. was founded has been called “The Black HolocaustHolocaust is the term generally used to describe the killing of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, as part of a program of deliberate extermination planned and executed by the National Socialist (Nazi) regime in Germany led by Adolf Hitler ...”. Millions died enroute. The VictimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...' Symptom call asks “How can denying a massacre lead to no consequences?” My work seeks to show that there are always consequences, and only by acknowledging them can we heal.