An Islamist kicks a gravestone...

An Islamist kicks a gravestone...

I came across this newspaper report quite recently and because I found the blurred image visually interesting, I cut it out and pinned it to my studio wall. Various accounts in the free British press had reported that British war graves had been specifically targeted for desecration by a group. The story had been reported as if it was recent expression of fury directed at the British. There was outrage that the graves of British military personnel, who had died for freedom had been attacked.There was a whiff of Islamaphobia in some newspaper articles. Another story emerged, that this incident had occurred earlier, and the perpetrators had targeted Muslim and other non-Muslim burial sites they considered idolatrous. The image and the story had been on the Internet for 3 years. I found it interesting but not surprising that some sections of the free British press had chosen to misrepresent parts of the story. Newspaper proprietors have power without responsibility, Stanley Baldwin said, the “prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages”. The transposition and transformation of this image from mobile phone video to the Internet to mass produced newspaper story into a unique work of art serves to highlight, conserve and celebrate the freedom of a evolving newsreport in all its expressions.
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An Islamist kicks a gravestone...
I came across this newspaper report quite recently and because I found the blurred image visually interesting, I cut it out and pinned it to my studio wall. Various accounts in the free British press had reported that British war graves had been specifically targeted for desecration by a group. The story had been reported as if it was recent expression of fury directed at the British. There was outrage that the graves of British military personnel, who had died for freedom had been attacked.There was a whiff of Islamaphobia in some newspaper articles. Another story emerged, that this incident had occurred earlier, and the perpetrators had targeted Muslim and other non-Muslim burial sites they considered idolatrous. The image and the story had been on the Internet for 3 years. I found it interesting but not surprising that some sections of the free British press had chosen to misrepresent parts of the story. Newspaper proprietors have power without responsibility, Stanley Baldwin said, the “prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages”. The transposition and transformation of this image from mobile phone video to the Internet to mass produced newspaper story into a unique work of art serves to highlight, conserve and celebrate the freedom of a evolving newsreport in all its expressions.
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