February 10, 2009

Gitmo Playground By Christopher Sims

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Artist Christopher Sims spent three years gaining approval to visit the US military base at Guantanamo Bay. His photographs documenting the sites of daily life--the video games, the barbecues, the McDonald's, the playground--will be exhibited at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC beginning this Friday.

Since it appears to no longer be in active use, I will be watching the military surplus auctions for this geodesic jungle gym. Can you imagine how hardcore that'd be, playground equipment from Fidel's backyard?

Guantanamo Bay, Photographs by Christopher Sims, Feb. 13 - March 14, 2009 [civilianartprojects]
Above: Jungle Gym, Naval Station

3 Comments

I sure wonder... was this play equipment for the children of US service members or for the child detainees?

a powerful collection silently speaking volumes! Would like to see the entire collection. Your artisty continues to inspire me, Chris!
Keep getting the message out! Lori


I have to wonder why it is placed over a crevasse.

"If you don't tell us what we want to know, we'll send your kid to the ......jungle gym."

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