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2007/04/28

: Will St Leger | 100 Landmines

100 landmines

Am schönen Sonntag, dem 1.April 2007 verwandelte der Künstler Will St Leger die Parks von Irlands Hauptstadt Dublin in ein virtuelles Minenfeld. 100 Landminen Attrappen sorgten für große Verwirrung. Nachdem ein verunsicherter Tourist unter der Notfallnummer 'Landminen' gemeldet hatte, räumte die Polizei das Aktionsfeld. "Wen rufen die Menschen in Laos oder Irak an, wenn sie auf eine reale Landmine treffen?," fragt Will.

On Sunday 1st April. artist and activist Will St. Leger placed 100 fake 'landmines' made from stenciled metal plates in park around Dublin, Ireland.
Will explains: "The reason for doing this was to get people asking themselves "what if the world I walked in was littered with landmines?" They're nearly all gone now, the Police took away most of them when a tourist called the emergency number to report 'Landmines'. Afterwards, I wondered who the people of Laos, Cambodia and Iraq gonna call when they step on real landmine?"
via | Wooster Collective |
:. icbl.org | International Campaign to Ban Landmines

tags : activism, culture jamming, stleger, war