DICTIONARY

ARENA: MIND CONFLICT
Kartsen MEYHOFF
Denmark

BLITZKRIEG
Friedrich KITTLER
Germany

PAINE. MEMORY. A MEMORY-BOOK
Zoya YEROSHOK
Russia

WAR AND PEACE IN TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
Dmitry LOSKUTOV
Russia/Brussels

IMAGE WAR
Sotirios BAHTSETZIS
Greece

REDEMPTION OF THE HOSTAGES
Viacheslav IZMAILOV
Russia

WARS, WAVES, RULERS
Wladimir VELMINSKY
Russia/Germany

HARMONY (WAR SONG)
Yuki HIGASHINO
Japan/Frankfurt

CIVIL WAR
Valery PODOROGA
Russia

INTERPRETATIONS
Oleg NIKISHIN
Russia

INFORMATION
Dmitry ROGOZIN
Russia

ZONE INERDITE
Christoph WACHTER
Germany
Mathias JUD
Switzerland/Berlin

CLOWN (AT WAR)
Leo BASSI
Italy/Spain

CIRCLE OF WAR
Arkady BABCHENKO
Russia

CONCEPT - UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Oleg ARONSON
Russia

CORPORATION
Uzochukwu NDUKA
Nigeria

CAT-NOTATION
Joulia STRAUSS
Russia /Berlin

FACES OF TERROR
Anthony BEEVOR
UK

IMAGE OF AN ENEMY
Ljubov VINOGRADOVA
Russia

UN: CONDITIONS FOR PEACE
Vladimir PETROVSKY
Russia

REFUSAL
Roman SCHMIDT
Germany

HEROISM
Boris LEONOV
Russia

ANCESTORS
Nikolay PLUZHNIKOV
Russia

SERGEANT KOSOV: PEACEMAKER
German VINOGRADOV
Russia

RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION
Andrey TKACHENKO
Russia

SNIPER
Jakob BOESKOV
Denmark/NY

STRATEGIC CONFLICT PREVENTION
Anton IVANOV
Russia

LEVEL OF DISPERSION. ASHES
Ilya PLEKHANOV
Russia

FINANCIAL WAR (EX-VASION)
Sigudrur INGOLFSSON
Iceland

PRIVATE WAR
Obrad SAVIC
Serbia/UK

SHALAMOV:WAR/CAMP
Mikhail RYKLIN
Russia

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SNIPER

Jakob Boeskov

Concept: An art object that becomes a means to measure reality of the modern world and modern war.

 

This is an art-project that suddenly provoked a whole range of effects off- and on-line. The project was presented at the Beijing arms-trade fair. The rifle that shoots the ID chips into people. Once under the skin that chip allows the police and special services to control a person, to always localize him. This project arouse a lot of attention in the arms-trade world and the author got many suggestions as to how to start its elaboration and application. His internet-site registered round 5 million clicks. People from all over the world were interested in getting to know more and even acquiring the rifle. It was lucky that the whole project was just a fiction, part of “fictionist” art developed by its author. This concept is an example of the interchange between the game and reality, when the virtual object of a game becomes suddenly a real measurement of the tendencies that take place in our everyday life and stay hidden within it. And in this connection the adventures of the artist at the exhibition and afterwards show him as a conceptual personage, a modern Simpleton who suddenly crosses the borders of his private world and gets engaged into the dangerous games of adults. He is able to divine the main desire of modernity – the desire for the absolute security. If there is no such rifle yet there will be. And we shall enter the new world that looks a bit like those utopias of an absolutely controlled society which now yet exist only in the works of art and fiction.