Friday, December 01, 2006

Jason Oddy - Playas

An old mining town in New Mexico was bought by the US Government to be used as a training camp for anti-terrorist activities. Jason Oddy, exhibiting at Photofusion in London, documented this ghost town with furnished houses, school buses and doctor´s surgeries. A film set for the war on terror.

People that used to live and work in this town were used as extras during training; mine workers re-inventing themselves as fictional terrorists, setting up bombs in school buses, kidnapping hostages and learning arabic. The new economy of the Western world, a society of service providers, where no goods are produced.


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