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“Myoung Ho Lee, a young artist from South Korea, has produced an elaborate series of photographs that pose some unusual questions about representation, reality, art, environment and seeing.
Simple in concept, complex in execution, he makes us look at a tree in its natural surroundings, but separates the tree artificially from nature by presenting it on an immense white ground, as one would see a painting or photograph on a billboard.” - from Daily Awesome
A group of Democratic and Republican members of Congress have
personally apologized to Maher Arar. He is the Canadian citizen who was
seized by U.S. officials in 2002 at JFK Airport in New York and
secretly flown to Syria as part of the Bush administration’s
extraordinary rendition program. In Syria, Arar was held for almost a
year in a grave-like cell and repeatedly tortured. He was released
without ever being charged with a crime.
"On October 8th at 3:00 in the morning, I was awakened and told that
they had decided to remove me to Syria. By then, it was becoming more
and more clear to me that I was being sent to Syria for the purpose of
being tortured. There, I was put in a dark underground cell that was more like a grave. It
was three feet wide, six feet deep and seven feet high. Life in that
cell was hell. I spent ten months and ten days in that grave.
During the early days of my detention, I was interrogated and
physically tortured. I was beaten with an electrical cable and
threatened with a metal chair, the tire and electric shocks. I was
forced to falsely confess that I had been to Afghanistan. When I was
not being beaten, I was put in a waiting room so that I could hear the
screams of other prisoners. The cries of the women still haunt me the
After 374 days of torture and wrongful detention, I was finally released to Canadian embassy officials on October 5, 2003."
THEIR INSPIRATION: The
torrent’s i refer to on this site, along with the blog’s/site’s listed
below, is a picture of what art torrents find inspiring.
Some of the torrent’s featured here are copied directly from the bit
torrent tracker karagarga and some, mostly the scanned work, is my own contribution.
I have absolutely no interest in writing about my opinion. The role of this site is to make
otherwise hidden information visible to a different audience.
or an audience that lives in the middle of nowhere . . .
AAAARG is a conversation platform - at different times it performs as a school, or a reading group, or a journal.
AAAARG was created with the intention of developing
critical discourse outside of an institutional framework. But rather
than thinking of it like a new building, imagine scaffolding that
attaches onto existing buildings and creates new architectures between
Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized
community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work
online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each
other and social movements. Our website is not just a place to shop,
but also a destination to find out about current events in radical art
and culture. Our blog covers political printmaking, socially engaged
street art, and culture related to social movements. We believe in the
power of personal expression in concert with collective action to
> Featuring Cut & Paint, an online resource for printable stencils for beautification of your city.