FACT's MyWar Exhibition Opens Today
MyWar takes a radically personal look at war in the digital age
12 March 2010FACT's new MyWar exhibition opened to the public today, featuring work by a range of artists including Phil Collins, Renzo Martens, Milica Tomic, Knowbotic Research, Harun Farocki, Sarah Vanagt, Joseph Delappe, Oliver Laric, Dunne & Raby, Harrell Fletcher, SWAMP, and Thomson and Craighead.
The exhibition looks at the moral implications of wars when they are experienced through media. Web 2.0 tools consistently alter the way we consume and exchange information, but the way artists personalise war goes far beyond the Internet and online social networks and extends into quite different forms of appropriation.
As part of the exhibition, we're inviting the public to get involved by asking: "What does war mean to you?" You can come into the Media Lounge and record your own thoughts and experiences or just listen to those of others.
You also can view what people are saying at our MyWar micro-site. The site provides a personal and honest insight into what war really means to people.
And you can make your own contribution to the site in one of three ways:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- SMS: send MyWar + your message to 60777 (UK only)
- or Twitter: #MyWar