Something spectacular is happening on the Internet these days. People are understanding that it’s ok to laugh at the dark side of current events, no matter how discriminating it is. Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal is someone who understands this all to well. Bilal has locked himself into a room for a month, so people can shoot paintballs at him from their own homes, and watching on a webcam set up in the room.
Weird? Perhaps. Genius? Definitely. If your shot is accurate enough, the paintball gun will even spray fake blood at Bilal to make the Iraqi slaughter more authentic. Video after the jump.
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— Andrew Dobrow