Critical Writing Index

Scopic Regime Change: The War of Terror, Visual Culture, and Art Education

by David Dart, Kevin Tavin and Robert W. Sweeny

Studies in Art Education, 2008, v. 49, no. 3, pp. 200-217

This study examines visual dimensions and pedagogical repercussions of the war on terror. Iconographies of threat and prophylaxis are explored through a discussion of the actuarial gaze and the terr(or)itorialization of the visual field. Specific visual culture fallout from the war on terror is examined, including artistic responses and educational (ir)responsibilities and possibilities. Technologies of forgetting and artistic and pedagogical strategies of remembering are also considered. The essay concludes with an examination of implications and possible future directions for contemporary art education in a post-9/11 world.

ITEM 2008.164 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Domestic TensionWafaa Bilal

Dead in IraqJoseph DeLappe

CollateralJean-Christian Bourcart

GuantanameraAlonso Gil and Francis Gomila