Even if a long period of time has passed since the events of September 11th, the media continue to make references to it on a daily basis, one way or the other reinforcing the citizens' sense of fear, putting forward conjectures of new terrorist acts and making them feel repulsion for cultural diversities that don't match those of the western world.
As the media spectacle continues its obsessive work, one wonders if artistic responses to the events may serve as the starting point for a constructive discourse that addresses the causes of terrorism.
November 2001 GLIMPSES was proposed to various artists, basically from around Europe, as a web project, in which they could comment on the event of 11th September 2001 and the consequences that followed up.
The call for entries asked:
Is there such a thing as a clash of civilizations?
Are there civilizations behaving hegemonically over others as the media says they are?
Is this the gamble over the
last remaining resources of the planet - their possession
and exploitation - and which invisible transcontinental corporations strive
to have control of?
The response was unexpectedly great and GLIMPSES are here, at last. So now it's you who'll decide if it's worth looking at or if it's better to forget.
Beatrijs Albers, Ageliki Aristomenopoulou, Helen Asvesta, Balletti & Mercandelli,
Kostas Bassanos, Maya Bontzou, Andy Deck, Messieurs Delmotte, Seamus Farrel,
Michel Jakar, Dimitris Dokatzis, Maurice Ganis, George Kanellis, Babis Kandilaptis,
Nicolas Kozakis, Jacques Lizene, Liron Lupu, Sifis Lykakis, Ilias Marmaras, Joanna Myrka,
Daphne/Papadatos, Miltos Manetas, Angelo Plessas, Aliki Panagiotopoulou, Georgia Sagri,
Helen S., Ilija Soskic, Alexandros Spyropoulos, Reggy Timmermans, Andrej Tisma,
Dimitris Tsardakas, Dimitra Vantzou, Kostis Velonis, Panos Vittorakis.
Project Coordination:Dimitris Dokatzis
George Mastrantonis, e-mail: gossamer_hol.gr
Ioannis Skoulidas, e-mail: sco_otenet.gr
GLIMPSES was produced for PERSONAL CINEMA
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