October 9

A secret memorial for civilian casualties by Matt Kenyon

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Matt´s Ted talk

In the fog of war, civilian casualties often go uncounted. Artist Matt Kenyon, whose recent work memorialized the names and stories of US soldiers killed in the Iraq war, decided he should create a companion monument, to the Iraqi civilians caught in the war’s crossfire. Learn how he built a secret monument to place these names in the official record.

There is a TED talk is about how a simple notepad can be such as a monument in itself. This is a quote of an activist and punk rock musician called Jello Biafra:

Don’t heat the media, be the media

SUMMARY. Art as an act of protest. To start with a presentation, in which Matt is an artist who is involved in the creation of a monument as a memorial of Iraqis died in 2003. He was interested in create

So, he is focus in distributed the monument, he was so creative that turns into a yellow legal tablet paper, which lines contains the names of Iraqis died in black ink.

All was such a demostration since the defense secretary Ronald Rumsfeld beat him with an answer,

– Well, we don’t do body counts on other people

Vocabulary and sentences:

    • I am familiar with Technology and the Media
    • 1:2229 – That number is in starck contrast with the 4.486 US service members who died during the same window of time.
    • It’s estimated that between 150.000 to 1 million of Iraqis died

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Posted October 9, 2015 by startglub in category "TED talks


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