Top, Bertolt Brecht, spread from Kriegsfibel,1955. See also the original manuscript from 1944. Middle, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, spread from War Primer 2, 2011. Via. Bottom Lewis Bush, spread from War Primer 3: Work Primer, June 2013.
When one searches “Bertolt Brecht War Primer” in Google, one mostly finds images from Broomberg & Chanarin.
See also, I think War Primer 2 appropriates more totally, borrowing from Brecht on three levels, the physical, the conceptual, and the ideological. And, The final 100 works were created by hijacking the original books, a process they found incredibly laborious. ‘The photographs were stuck in by hand, using an army of interns. It was a military operation,’ Broomberg says.
There are eyes everywhere. No blind spot left. What shall we dream of when everything becomes visible? We’ll dream of being blind.
Paul Virilio. Via.
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