site of Bali 2002 bombers execution yesterday
BBC video on bombing and execution
BBC video of aftermath of burial

Yesterday Nani spoke about the wait to execute and how there was worldwide sentiment against it. And then it happens.

Nani left this morning at 6ish. We can feel her absence. I feel changed by knowing her. Her kindness, openness, and inquistiveness were astounding. Last night she sang for us a song of ‘we are the world’ sentiment that is ubiquitous though none of us could name it. A song I wrote off because it was schmaltzly. Then Nani sings it and it is deeply meaningful.

I feel this visit here has put many things in perspective. I think it matters being about health professions, history, scientists, and human rights activities. remember this and Nani when I return to the times of petiness of my life at home.

more web wanderings – IRAQ

Tony Sandoval, a tanker with Sergeant Gray, took short video clips with his camera while stationed in Iraq. These clips show soldier life, from gun fights and fire control to horsing around with friends.
– from
Linked to doc. What Killed Sergeant Gray? [heard on npr today – must listen to full prgram] : information from occupied iraq

Iraqi soldier website of photos

Iraq embassy in Tehran

Arab Image Foundation – Reloading Images

Akram Zaatari is coming today so I am revisiting the Arab Image Foundation and was led to this review about one of his exhibitions. am esp. struck by this passage – (i added bold)

  • …preservation of documents from the Middle East and North Africa. Zaatari is from Lebanon, a country whose history is marred by both physical annihilation and memory-related erosion, and his artistic practice is bound to a concept of salvaging the past, of preserving documents and collecting stories that contrast with the official state version of history.

was led to reloading images social network Damascus
and found artist KAYA. His website

Reloading Images is a collective of artists and cultural producers. Reloading Images analyzes and investigates images and opinions about the “here” and “there” and the “Orient” and “Occident,” attempting to find means of visualization for these particular themes that go beyond the clichéd and polarized positions of the mass media. Through this, Reloading Images wishes to acquire a differentiated method of observation to view the “Other” as well as the “Self”.
(project of NewYorkRioTokyo)
Land(e)scape – image of nature and the nature of the image Read this later in relation to my landscape work.
The Picture in the Mirror
Images, Perception and Stereotypes

world chaos

more videos with camera as silent, passive bystander, no comment

BBC video suicide bombing in Afghanistan: view

There are reports of chaotic scenes in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as police try to arrest soldiers whom the UN says seem out of control.
Fleeing homes in Congo