Twelve International Artists Explore Conflict at Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

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LIVERPOOL.- In a period of global unrest, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) presents a timely exhibition. “MyWar” explores conflict in a digitally networked world through the work of 12 international artists. Their work investigates the realities and myths of war at a time when the boundaries between the public and the private are being steadily eroded. The exhibition follows two lines of enquiry. In the first, the artists adopt a radically personal approach to war. In his video work ‘Episode I’ (2004), Dutch artist Renzo Martens reflects on the narcissism of news media and the role of the camera in places of political unrest. Travelling to war zones, the artist turns the camera onto himself and asks the war’s victims, not what is happening to them, but what they think of him. In contrast, video pieces by Belgian film-maker Sarah Vanagt and Turner Prize nominated artist Phil Collins highlight the activities o