Technology has come a long way. In fact you could argue that we have not even caught up with the technology from 50 years ago. New technology is being employed in creative ways to bring the war home in a visceral and inexpensive manner. I'll list two examples I've seen. I bet you can create some of your own.
1. Use loud speakers to play the sounds of war in suburban neighborhoods, parks and shopping malls. Some people are doing this on the Fourth of July for added impact, but I don't see a reason to wait to use this action.
2. Use projectors to cast Iraqi war photos onto buildings, billboards, and other modern canvases. It's cheap, easy and as far as I know perfectly legal. Take a look at this site for some amazing work by a French artist using this technique.
link to jcbourcart.com
Tivoli, New York State, 2005
La version française est
après la version anglaise.
I projected photographs of mutilated and dead Iraqis on American houses, supermarkets, churches, and parking lots. I was thinking of this new generation of kids who will be traumatized for life by growing up during wartime. It was a desperate gesture: my personal protest for the lack of interest for the non-american victims.
I found the images on the web. Some American soldiers post their own pictures on a website. They would show a cut leg with the caption: "where's da rest of my shit?" Or a blown up head with the caption: "need a hair cut" .
I could not help thinking of those images as some kind of restless ghosts that endlessly wander in the intermediate level of the web. I took care of them like a embalmer would; downloading, revamping, printing, rephotographiing, then projecting them as if I was looking for a place where they would rest in peace and at the same time haunt those who pretend not to know what was going on.