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PICTURES OF VICTIMS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
February 8, 2008, 9:43 am
Filed under: AFGHANISTAN, DANIEL DEMOUSTIER, DARFUR, IMPACTOLOGY, WARUM 2.0

VICTIMS OF DARFUR

“Which parts of society are exploiting this symbolic capital? Which kinds of collective memory and imaginary are at stake? Who are to benefit most (from these pictures)? Who is giving them marks of distiction? Capital value that is for the competitive market? Whose collective memory, whose aesthetics, and who benefits?”

VICTIMS OF AFGHANISTAN

As “capitalism is not a mode of production, but a production of modes and worlds” (engineered by corporations and sold to the people), the “planetary economic war is an aesthetic war between different worlds”.

Matteo Pasquinelli, in ICW – Immaterial Civil War (My creativity reader, edited by Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter, published by the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2007)

http://www.networkcultures.org/mycreativity

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VICTIMS FROM DARFUR
January 21, 2008, 8:58 am
Filed under: DANIEL DEMOUSTIER, DARFUR, IMPACTOLOGY, WARUM 2.0

In the installation arena WARUM 2.0 25 pictures of victims, originally shot by Daniel Demoustier in Darfur, Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and Kosovo, are repeated, copied, processed and displayed over and over again. Enhanced that is. For what reason?



WARUM DANIEL DEMOUSTIER
January 14, 2008, 3:27 pm
Filed under: DANIEL DEMOUSTIER, DARFUR, WARUM 2.0

DANIEL DEMOUSTIER : “These are probably the very first pictures taken from Darfur during the war. The war between the people from Darfur and, what we call, the Jangaweed and the Sudanese government, operating from Khartoum, the North capital of Sudan. And I got there, again with the support of the Doctors Without Borders, Médicins Sans Frontières, who were the only and the very first organisation who were trying to help out the people who got trapped in this terrible, terrible tragedy.

I think, actually because of the pictures I made there, this was the very first proof of what was going on and I managed to get this on all the agencies, on the main networks all over the world. On BBC, CBS, NBC, ITN and everyone broadcast this and then it made a result, it actually started to do something about the situation. So UNOR, the United Nations Organisation for the Refugees, they finally brought in some tents and started to build refugee camps. Because these people were all there and they had nothing, they had no tents, they had no food, they had nothing. All there was, was a little bit of medical aid for people who managed to get there. Because there were so many people who don’t even got there and you see the most horrific scenes. I mean, I saw one man who walked for two days, with, you know, the inside of his stomach in his hands. He walked for two days like that. He survived actually. Very, very strong people. The most horrific stories. Women were getting raped with the Kalashnikov, you know, it was absolutely dreadful.”

Interview Daniel Demoustier by Stefaan Decostere, for WARUM 2.0

Comments by Daniel Demoustier (cameraman).

http://www.myspace.com/danieldemoustier



Victims from Darfur
January 14, 2008, 12:19 pm
Filed under: DANIEL DEMOUSTIER, DARFUR, WARUM 2.0

Victims Darfur

Comments by Daniel Demoustier (cameraman).