Streetart for military Drone-Operators

Tolle Arbeit von einem Kunst-Kollektiv, das im Rahmen von JRs Inside Out-Projekt ein riesiges Kinder-Gesicht auf ein regelmäßig per Drone bebombtes Gebiet in Pakistan angebracht haben und so per Streetart direkt mit dem Piloten der Drone kommunizieren. Groß!

In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face.

A giant art installation targets predator drone operators