In this wall
projection, are seven figures, all dressed up in the camouflage
– which has become increasingly fashionable after the War
on Terror Campaign. First in the West, and more recently, spilling
East onto the streets outside my home. Now I can walk into shops
two blocks from where I live and buy camouflage gear. Camouflage
makes you feel Cool and masquerade Terror. Terror is quite Cool.
Click on the figures and they move, they copy, they imitate. Click
one, click two, choose a leader, become a leader and the rest
follow. If they stop, click them up and they join.
Exercise 1 – 2 – 3 – 4. One Bend, Two Bend,
Three Bend, Stay.
Look Straight – Don’t See – STAY
I have a bag, I have a phone, my neighbour has a phone, my phone,
I don’t have a phone, I don’t have a shopping bag,
but I need to JOG for it. Jog Jog Jog Stay on the Spot. Jog Jog
Speech Free Press Free Market March Market Market March Free Speech
No Speech No Press Market Market Market march March
Shut and Be. Shut and Eat. Don’t Interrupt. PRAY.
Fun Merry Meery Merry Fun Fun. DO or OUT. Aim 1234 Right Kill
1234 Left Aim 1234 Shoot Shoot Aim Shoot 1234 1234 1234 4,4
Dumb-ed in a capitalist society, we enjoy being programmed. We
find instant satiation and loss of memory in turning ourselves
into puppets. We allow media, electronic extensions of ourselves
now in hands of a corporate often with state support nexus to
think for us and amputate individual reasoning (McLuhan). Mental
and physical activity slips from the mechanical to the mindless
deteriorating into fear, chaos and violence against an enemy does
not exist in a world where global consent is hijacked to fight
a war in search of weapons which were never there. Everybody Bend;
Dont Talk, Dont See, Dont Hear. Gandhi said so.
recalls a psychology where a combination of healthy physical exercises
can help in slow and intense indoctrination of the mind by intense
State military drills, local Hindu right wing RSS cadre exercises
or new age courses to make you fighting fit.
loop keeps slipping into mindless violence. Violence – which
his no longer just a fashion but is being internalized, morphing
the emptied vulnerable self to become a source to project it towards
the State, which is no longer the sole entity that has monopoly
over the legitimate use of violence.