Wag the Dog

August 21, 2008

By Mike Landry

A snapshot of "The Blair Bush Project" and its rotating screen.

When America marched into Iraq for a second time in 2003 Vancouver artists Faith Moosang and Christoph Runne protested the aggression by projecting video onto the American embassy. Five years later, just as America has stuck to their guns, so have they.

The pair’s latest commentary on the war, The Blair and Bush Project, makes its way to Kelowna after showing in Prague’s national gallery. An ambitious combination of content and technique, The Blair Bush Project is a full force attack on the senses.

When asked why they continue to focus on the war, the answer is simple. “Because it’s happening. I need to be able to respond and I think Christophe does to,” says Moosang. “It’s been going on so long its been normalized. But it’s not normal. We’re at war.”

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