Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Protesting Cartography or Places the United States has Bombed. Project (1998 - 2005) by elin o’Hara slavick.

"These drawings are manifestations of self-education on the subjects of U.S. military interventions, geography, politics, history, cartography, and the language of war...The drawings are also a means to educate others. I make them beautiful to seduce the viewer so that she will take a closer look, read the accompanying information that explains the horror beneath the surface." inspiration and information sais the artist is from many sources, but especially from William Blum’s book, Killing Hope – U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since W.W.II.

Laos, (L'Armee Clandestine), Between 1965-1973, more than 2 million tons of bombs rained down upon the people of Laos, more than the U.S. had dropped on both Germany and Japan in WWII.

Pakistan, August 21, 1998,

Hypocenter in Hiroshima, 1945

Shifa Pharmaceutical Plant, Sudan, August 20, 1998, "U.S. Military Strike on a Chemical Weapons Plant"

via criticalspatialpractice


Robert said...

awesome post

thanks so much!

kiita said...

I'm also grateful for this post!

Bill said...

Interesting many .....may I say, the author makes no comment, only published for effect, wrong possibly, but me tinks there should be some dialogue, beyond, casting the blog to the web.........
Anyhow, old proverb in Texas...USA......"why did you shoot him? Cause he needed it." Provactive posting, and I question the sincerty of the author's post beyond the repose of controversy, reply of I post, don't create would be insincere(my philosphy)......possibly reply...discussion would be responsible.......
With all due respect.....I remain