Imageandpeace.com invited young visual artists to share their visions of peace. We are happy to announce that the video essay Sarajevo Roses and Clouds of June written and edited by Sheung Yiu and Samra Šabanović can now be watched online on this website. In the artists words:
We are proud to announce the launch of the new website imageandpeace.com. The website is designed as a hub for researchers, artists, and everyone interested in the role of visual culture in peace, peace processes and mediation.
This website will be the main online outlet for our project Peace Videography, funded by Kone Foundation.
As part of Peace Videography, we regularly invite young visual artists to create an image of peace, to be shown on this website.
Following the publication of these peace images, we will encourage the website’s visitors to interact with these artworks by looking at them, changing them, and resubmitting them.
In addition, we will ask notable scholars/practitioners in visual peace research to submit commentaries, essays, images, and blog posts in order to establish dialogue on the visualization of peace.
Last but not least, we will share information on events, exhibitions, and literature on the visual dimensions of peace on imageandpeace.com.
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Trevor Paglen is among the most creative visual artists today when it comes to engagements with the most important – and disturbing – trends in image making, technology and society. His new exhibition, Bloom, is about artificial intelligence, facial recognition software and algorithms but, in contrast to earlier exhibitions, it is also about remoteness and presence – “dislocatedness” – in a time of crisis. The exhibition shows digitally altered high-resolution photographs of flowers and plants in bloom as a “reminder of the fragility of life.”