An artist collective from Pakistan, France and the United States wants to change that with a giant poster of a young child visible from the sky. The group installed it in an unnamed town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, close to the Northwest border with Afghanistan, an area regularly targeted by drone strikes. The collective named the project #NotABugSplat after the way some drone operators refer to their victims: "bug splats", for the way bodies look through the grainy-green video image. Saks Afridi, a member for the artist collective, told Mashable that the group would rather not disclose the identity of its members since some of them are in Pakistan. The child depicted lost both her parents and two young siblings in a strike where she was wounded.
"—I am starting a new project something that has always fascinated me are scientific charts. So I am going to start making them…some truth, some elaboration, but that’s what the masters did too. Illustration of a Gharial,(Gavialis gangeticus) a rare freshwater crocodile that inhabits only two rivers in Nepal and India. These crocs are going extinct and it’s a shame, hence the precious egg emphasized. They don’t breed well in captivity and happen to be the only croc with a visible sexual dimorphism."
"In the time of post internet art, an understanding in pure digital media consumption/ production/ redistribution and the philosophy of object-oriented ontology is what frames my field of work. What you see is what you get is the title of my latest work of representation and recontextualisation of "objects" or "pictures" in a "picture". We are used to see "real" sculptures as pictures in the net, we rarely go there and walk around and look at a sculpture. Instead we flick through masses of pictures online every day. This work is about the question of our validation of mass and reality."
http://www.kasper-florio.ch — "Kasper-Florio is the collaborative experience of Larissa Kasper and Rosario Florio. Our working method follows a quality-conscious and conceptual position. We’re aiming for project specific solutions with a strong approach to elaborated and solid typography. Aspiring a mindfully executed design, we work on various commissions in the cultural field, art, fashion and music." —