Tamir Pardo the 57 year old soon to be director of the Israeli secret intelligence service Mossad is claimed to be preparing to apologize to UK officials and pledge that fake British documents will no longer be used by Israeli agents in overseas operations. Meir Dagan who is Pardo’s predecessor refused to apologize for the use of forged British passports in an operation against Mahmoud al-Mabhouh a founding member of Hamas’ military wing that led to his assassination. The UK expelled the Israeli Mossad’s station chief from London after concluding that during part of the operation Israel had forged the country’s passports. 33 suspects using British, Irish, French, Australian and German passports were identified by Dubai police, most of whom acquired false passports to gain access to Dubai for the killing before fleeing to places of sanctuary.

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Political Arts | Ian Bunn Visual Artist

My digital art work is essentially politics and art. It’s about iconic people, places and events of our day.  Recorded visually through daily compilations of manipulated digital images, posted online and disseminated via online media and social networks. The works are diaristic in nature that metaphorically record a spectator’s experience of the contemporary digital age.  The resulting work intentionally has a painterly aesthetic acknowledging my historical painting practice.

Adapting Pop Art’s notion of mass media imagery into a context of the contemporary digital age, the work draws on a myriad points of reference. Utilizing fractured images to provide an allusion to the digital noise pounding away daily into our sub consciousness.  The work is essentially popular culture arts, diverging from the traditional Pop Art notion of a pronounced repetition of a consumer icon, instead this work focuses on the deluge of contemporary digital content. The compilation of the fragmented imagery is vividly distractive, not unlike cable surfing or a jaunt through Times Square.

This digital photo manipulation art work is premised on the basis that Pop art in its beginnings, freeze-framed what consumers of popular culture experienced into iconic visual abstractions. With the advent of the techno age, visual information circulates in such quantities, so rapidly and exponentially, that to comprehend a fraction of it all becomes a kind of production process in itself.  Hence this work considers fragmented elements of Popular Culture through an artistic and conceptual exploration of specific people and events of the day.