josephgray at grauwald.com
Mon May 1 14:47:25 PDT 2006
thought this was genius:
This work commenced in March of 2006, to roughly coincide with the 3rd
anniversary of the start of the Iraq conflict. I enter the online US
Army recruiting game, "America's Army", in order to manually type the
name, rank and date of death of each service person who has died to
date in Iraq. The work is essentially a fleeting, online memorial to
those military personnel who have been killed in this ongoing conflict.
My actions are also intended as a cautionary gesture.
I enter the game using as my login name, "dead-in-iraq" and proceed to
type the names using the game's text messaging system. As is my usual
practice when creating such an intervention, I am a neutral visitor as
I do not particate in the proscribed mayhem. Rather, I stand in
position and type until I am killed. Upon being re-incarnated I
continue to type.
To date, I have input just over 250 names. I intend to keep doing so
until the end of this war. As of 4/28/06 there have been 2,397 American
service persons killed in Iraq. (source - http://icasualties.org/oif/)
"America's Army" is the online recruiting game and PR tool of the
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