1 hr 11 min

Digital Layers of War - Alexandra Rose Howland & Wafaa Bilal Foam Talks

    • Arts

Twenty years ago 9/11 took place, leading the United States to announce its 'War on Terror' and involving Iraq in an ongoing conflict. This war was deemed as the first 'smartphone war' due to the introduction of the smartphone as an object of mass consumption in 2007. The widespread use of digital cameras enabled millions of users to capture the conflict from angles which had previously been out of sight. What formerly had been the domain of photojournalists and governmental agencies, became a limitless stream of images shared on the internet. This gave digital media a vital role in portraying the confrontation's countless layers.

In this podcast, curator Mirjam Kooiman engages in a conversation with artists Alexandra Rose Howland (b. 1990, US/UK) and Wafaa Bilal (b. 1966, IQ/US). Through their distinctive artistic practices, they reflect on the role of remote-access technology, social media and online and offline participation in the Iraqi conflict from opposite sides of the spectrum.

Concept: Mirjam Kooiman and Valeria Posada Villada
Production: Nordin Janssen
Mastering & Mixing: Andersen Audio Productions

Twenty years ago 9/11 took place, leading the United States to announce its 'War on Terror' and involving Iraq in an ongoing conflict. This war was deemed as the first 'smartphone war' due to the introduction of the smartphone as an object of mass consumption in 2007. The widespread use of digital cameras enabled millions of users to capture the conflict from angles which had previously been out of sight. What formerly had been the domain of photojournalists and governmental agencies, became a limitless stream of images shared on the internet. This gave digital media a vital role in portraying the confrontation's countless layers.

In this podcast, curator Mirjam Kooiman engages in a conversation with artists Alexandra Rose Howland (b. 1990, US/UK) and Wafaa Bilal (b. 1966, IQ/US). Through their distinctive artistic practices, they reflect on the role of remote-access technology, social media and online and offline participation in the Iraqi conflict from opposite sides of the spectrum.

Concept: Mirjam Kooiman and Valeria Posada Villada
Production: Nordin Janssen
Mastering & Mixing: Andersen Audio Productions

1 hr 11 min

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