Monday, May 12, 2008

Declared Void.

"I wanted to create a kind of mirror for Guantánamo within the gallery by creating a legal “grey area” that would somehow exist outside the U.S. Constitution."
- London-based artist Carey Young, who required all visitors to be fingerprinted, and sign away the copyrights to those prints, before entering the gallery.

9 comments:

Rustmeister said...

Hey, that's a good point to make!

Does she supply the people in that grey area with suicide bomb vests and detonators after they leave?

I mean, if she wants to address the entirety of the issue....

Weetabix said...

Maybe if she required you to kill an innocent London civilian in a brutal way before you came in...

I have to admit that I don't have much patience for political "artists."

Oldsmoblogger said...

"...a legal “grey area” that would somehow exist outside the U.S. Constitution."

What, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California ain't enough fer ye?

KurtP said...

Except if they're in London, ENGLAND-
the U.S. Constitution doesn't apply any way, especially to non-Americans.

Or am I just not 'nuanced' enough to understand the concept?

Mikael said...

Why in england, even if the object of the exercise is a good one?

I mean, something like 80-95% of the inmates in guantanamo are innocents who either were fingered for bounty, or gave money to the wrong charity.

I'd be surprised if they actually had proof enough to prosecute, let alone convict, against more than 5% of the inmates. That's the whole point of guantanamo, it's where they put the ones they can't prove are guilty.

Breda said...

The artist is British but the show was in NYC

Mark Alger said...

Love how leftists always seem to want to apply these master rules -- Geneva Conventions, the Constitution -- where they don't apply: to terrorists in the first case and to non-citizens off American soil in the second -- but express some kind of a horror at applying them where they DO apply. Like... oh, shooting terrorists or irregular (unlawful) combatants out-of-hand or (here's a shocka) respecting the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms.

It's like they're from Bizarro World or something.

(You mean to say they're not?)

M

Weer'd Beard said...

"What, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California ain't enough fer ye?"

I didn't know it was possiblr to "Lol" and cry at the same time.

It is.

Oh and I live in Mass in case you didn't know. As a "May Issue" state, and the permits are for ownership, not just carry, due process does not apply to gun owners.

phlegmfatale said...

What a road of clap.