Since the start of the World Wide Web thousands of anti-war and pro-peace projects have already come and gone. Now GetPeaceful.org presents a first-ever collection of its kind documenting the traces of anti-war movements that have disappeared among the sponsored links, spams, and twittering machines of today’s infoverse.
Contemporary search engines have a tendency to make dead websites disappear quietly. AntiWar404 counteracts some of the resulting amnesia. It offers a concise record of the peace movement forgotten by Google, resurrecting pages and pages of war resistance that you won’t find in your search engine results. Peace documents re-found!
Wildlife of the Arctic Refuse! — Arctic wildlife ensnared in a war on animalism solve the problems of late naturalism in their cute and cuddly way. The publication continues the narrative project of the artist’s earlier Panel Junction editions.
It’s groupware election graffiti! This new work by Andy Deck will be shown live at Location One during the upcoming exhibition of its first ever Virtual Residency. Your online drawings will be projected for visitors to see in the Location One gallery as well as via the Web at Artcontext. This could be the only electronic voting that counts!
Surge Cycle is the second in a series begun in 2002 by artist Andy Deck. The first installment, Hypno Techno, evoked the powerlessness of the public to dissuade the U.S. government from embarking on an era of preemptive invasions. Surge Cycle takes aim at the dubious claims of progress being made by those who advance invasion and military occupation as solutions for evil. In both cases the gestures of the animated figures suggest a frantic miscommunication – warnings and messages going unheeded.
A new work at Artcontext
Hapless flowers, windmills, trees, and small animals try to organize some type of response to climate change as a duper-hero clan of energy industry titans use their powers in the media and military to insure the supression of dissent and the continuation of their way of war. Lucha Neo-libre is Panel Junction #2 in calendar form, 12 pages of comic art influenced by user contributions through the artcontext.net website.