Holograms from Syria
A mixed-reality art installation by Asad J. Malik ’19 brings the war in Syria to safe and familiar places in the U.S., including the Bennington campus, where it was first installed. The project was recently featured in Vice.
“Recontextualizing these images in distant lands and in spaces deemed safe by viewers unmasks their innate horror. The effect is a sense of guilt, causing the viewer to re-evaluate their position as a global citizen once they realize that lack of immediacy shouldn't be synonymous with a lack of action or empathy."