Estadio Nacional, SantiagoI have been in Chile since Sunday with my research group “Women Mobilizing Memory” – scholars, artists, friends from NYC, Santiago, and Istanbul. We spent 5 days in Chile visiting memorial sites and celebrating the election of Michelle Bachelat. Now I am on the beach in Concon, 2 hours from Santiago trying to digest it all. Yesterday we visited the soccer stadium where prisoners were taken after the coup on 9.11.73 until the end of November when the stadium was need to play soccer (!). It was an overwhelming experience which I cannot put into proper words yet, so I choose these photos. A section of the seats remain as they were.
In the spring of 2011, photographer Guy Martin came across a wall covered with photographs of missing men outside the central courthouse in Benghazi, Libya. They were images of men who had disappeared during the forty years that Muammar Qaddafi had ruled the country, whether during the conflict then taking place or during decades of arrests and kidnappings. At the time Martin was there, fierce fighting was still underway between rebels and government forces, with months to go before Qaddafi would be overthrown. The pictures have since been removed.
“O’ Say Can You See” Installation by Laura Poitras at CDS
O’ Say Can You See? is Poitras’ first art gallery exhibition. Her installation features a projection of the imagery from Ground Zero in 2001, with audio recorded weeks later at the Yankees’ comefrom-behind Game 4 World Series victory on October 20. Poitras has said that “_O’ Say Can You See?_ returns to the moment of innocence when America waited for the dead to arise. It is a meditation on loss and revenge.” Interviews with recently released detainees from Guantanamo Bay are presented on flat screen monitors, adding new layers of information and emotion about the War on Terror. pdf with more info
I remember that I was in the shoe repair store on Bleecker between Broadway and Lafayette and there was a small TV mounted near the ceiling. As I either dropping off or picking up my shoes, there I saw the crash. The owner and I did not know what we looked at. It soon became clear. I think of the Challenger explosion everytime I pass that store.
original TODAY show coverage from the next day 1.19.1986 with Jane Pauly
Re: my last post
I am sure this headline is in response to the widespread publication of the crazed video grab of the shooter that has had front page exposure both on and offline.
Wandered over to the Huffington Post and was surprised and happy to see their headline. Took this screen grab at 3:36pm since the headline keeps changings. Here is the link to the story
info from Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Can’t read enough about Gabrielle Gifford’s shooting. I was struck yesterday how there were no postings of the scene or anything bloody – just smiling photos of Gifford. News media definitely approaches mass killing related to politicians differently in this country than in others. I actually admire the restraint in this case but will do some comparison research at a later date. Right now I just check in hoping her condition improves and look for intelligent analysis.
I was not able to attend the Nancy Spero memorial on Sunday but just read this article about it
and it led me to find this lovely piece, A tribute by Rob Storr and Clayton Esheman in the Brooklyn Rail
Nancy Spero - Art 21
Torture of Women book
In following links, I came upon the Visible Vagina exhibition at David Nolan earlier this spring which I unfortunately missed.
Drawn portraits of British, US and Canadian service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan – created by artist Michael Reagan. A Vietnam War veteran himself, he has produced more than 2,000 drawings for the soldiers’ families free of charge. He told BBC Radio 4′s PM programme he wants to document all of the Allied troops killed in action.
Anita, my friend and mentor, died Saturday Jan. 23
I will be speaking at her memorial so this will be my small space for remembering her.
On Imogen Cunningham