Egypt mourns ‘headscarf martyr’

Egyptians flash a poster showing 32-year old pregnant Egyptian woman Marwa el-Sherbini,

Monday July 6, 2009, who was stabbed by a German man in a courtroom in eastern Germany last week, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt. The woman was to testify against the man in court after he allegedly called her an Islamist and a terrorist in 2008. German prosecutors say a 28-year-old man who fatally stabbed Marwa was driven by a deep xenophobic hate of foreigners. Arabic read as ” the veil martyr”. Arabic read as ” the veil martyr”. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ahmed), more on BBC

Iran – death of Neda

too upsetting to post many photos or videos so will just note links

Neda Agha-Soltan was killed June 20 during a protest in Tehran
TIME story | link to photos
Lede Blog on June 22 – the video still below haunts just like the one of the little boy being shielded by his father in West Bank the moment before he is killed. the moment before death

only Al-Jazeera blurs her face
Al-Jazeera Iran in Crisis

incredible memorial page on Facebook
a photo of her alive in collaged in front of a media still
rather than a ghost image – it is an image of fate to come


/P Animate Projects commissions artists to make work that explores the relationship between contemporary art and animation, for broadcast, gallery, cinema and online exhibition.

Life Size Zoetrope, Mark Simon Hewis
The Life Size Zoetrope by Mark Hewis, 2007

Primitive, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, image © Chayaporn Maneesutham, courtesy of Kick the Machine Films
Primitive by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2009
Phantoms of Nabua,* portrait of a home and primitive installation

Unfolding the Aryan Papers by Jane and Louise Wilson, 2009
a video based on materials from Stanley Kubrick Archive, Aryan Papers, he never made.

The Black Dog’s Progress by Stephen Irwin, 2008
told through a series of flip books