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Artist Mocks 9/11 with Terrorism Video Game

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Posted on February 6 2010 12:34 pm
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Artist FAIL (Douglas Edric Stanley)

Douglas Edric Stanley

Okay, so very rarely will I allow the subject of one’s work influence my opinion on their art but Stanley’s installation at the Leipzig Games Convention titled “Invaders!” was a little exception. To set the record straight I’m not appalled by the fact he used the September 11th massacre by terrorists as his focus by showing in this interactive game piece the destruction of the twin towers. I’m upset that as an artist this is all he can do. I’m not a big fan of shock art or art done solely to evoke a response out of people in the hopes of starting a debate.

To say he didn’t know the response to this piece would be overwhelmingly negative would be a lie. He knew what he was doing and proceeded anyway in the hopes of maintaining stupidity when confronted.

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