Sunday, June 14, 2009

Peace wish for Iran


A spark of freedom?

Not an art post today, but a post in solidarity with the students
intellectuals, artists and moderates suffering from brutality
in the aftermath of Ahmadinejad's "election".
Our fascination with new media, instant media and social networking
has an aspect that is playing out in the streets of Iran. Living and
working in the US with its sanitized non news can be frustrating.
Waking up and reading the newspaper is already passe for fast developing
events. Broadcast is no better. Leave it to the internet or tweets to
find out what you may suspect is lying in wait between the lines.
Checking my fb tonight I find that Matthew Rose put up a link from
Andrew Sullivan (warning - graphic photos) concerning the riots
in Iran. File this one under things not to ignore.

4 comments:

Mineke Reinders said...

The eye witness accounts are horrifying really. Who knows what will happen, but as you pointed out, the world is watching in more immediate ways now. Thanks for posting this, we need to be cognizant of what is happening in the world while in our studios thinking about our next piece.

Bill Evertson said...

You are spot on Mineke. I for one am sick of hearing about the decline of newspapers as they continue to dumb down. We become complicit in cycles of violence by averting our gaze.

Bill Evertson said...

Real time twitters from Iran here http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=226510135472&h=zYVHS&u=-QpPM&ref=nf

Owen said...

Bill, thanks for sharing the link, the photos are terrifying, these are indeed dark times...