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Call Me 2009 by Gerry King

Call Me  2009

enamelled kiln formed glass

2000 mm High x 450 mm W x600 mm D

Call Me The attacker as victim What brings a person to a state of accepting the role of suicide bomber? Might he/she also be considered a victim? The torturing and humiliation of political prisoners is more a recipe for breeding terrorism than preventing it. To be naked while being tortured might be the ultimate terror. Suicide bombers are sometimes equipped with a mobile phone, the calling of which detonates the bomb should the wearer hesitate. Recently an Afghan suicide bomber wore explosives in his artificial legs. Was he in turn a victim of a landmine placed by the ‘other side’? Private collection, Holland