Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Department of "How Does It Feel?"

No, this is not about Bob Dylan. It's about an art installation in Manchester, England.

"On 10th October 2003, the UHC Art Collective erected a full sized replica of Camp X-Ray in the centre of Manchester UK. The Arts Council funded project is an art installation, or exhibition, which: 'challenges our apathy over the prisoners at the US Army's Guantanamo Bay site and investigates experiences of incarceration and sensory deprivation.'

"The camp is staffed by volunteer 'prisoners' and 'guards' and runs for 9 days. It runs as far as possible on the same basis as the real camp and photos from the mainstream media were used as guidelines for its construction."

There are even video clips. Take a look.