Giant Art Installation in Pakistan Targets Predator Drone Operators

With the help of locals, an artist collective, including the french artist JR (previously) installed a massive portrait of a drone survivor facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed. The project titled "Not a Bug Splat" aims to give civilian casualties in US drones attacks a human face. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face.

Find out more about the project here.

via [GlobalVoices]