Jamie Balliu & Jeff Knowles


Guantanamo detainees are handed their standard issue orange uniforms, and supplied a number. Here we see the systemisation of the human, similar to the systemisation of objects, products and much of the world around us. War regularly deals with statistics; where the human face and story are often lost behind such. The built in QR codes further this reference but equally allow access to some more background via the cables on these very real people. Does the use of systems and statistics permit greater emotional distance between the military and the detainees, between the consumers of news with those affected by war?