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The Disco – Pop Music and the Global War on Terror

Contributed by Lennart Klein on Sep 11th, 2017. Artwork published in
August 2017
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    Music plays such a vital role in our lives from the early days of childhood, through our teenage years and even beyond our days it defines us as human beings. Music can be inspiring, entertaining, exiting and apparently it can be weaponized. Between 2002 and 2006 the US forces in Afghanistan, Cuba and Iraq opened so called discos for interrogation of prisoners of the so-called global war on terror. During the interrogations the prisoners would be subjected to loud music and strobe lights, from which the discos gained their name. This publication forms the foundation of the sound installation THE DISCO shown at the exhibitions Regarding: Bunker and Double Bandes – Brest et Brême.

    Due to the lack of copyrights a radical edit was imposed. The censorial produce was purposely reversed with the innocuous deleted and the violent unpleasant left untouched. Printed on 90g/m² 1.5 bulk Munken Cream Book, the book was published in 2017 via the publishing platform Fresh Prints at the University of the Arts Bremen.

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    Source: http://www.lennartklein.com Photo: Lennart Klein. License: All Rights Reserved.

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