"NEXT OPENING", Istanbul, by Elfo and  BR1, 2014

In a Mediterranean geopolitical perspective, the positions of the Turkish Government are unclear on the Islamic terrorism conflict, although Turkey plays an important role due to its geographical position. This is not the right and proper place to discuss these topics. However, the interest of the artists focused on the new communication strategies of terrorist movements, especially IS’ communication, which increasingly make use of social networks, of viral videos, the hacked computer systems, film techniques and so on. The intervention of artists, probably the most provocative, is titled “Next opening,” as if the terrorist cell expansion into new territories was paradoxically announced through advertisements on billboards. In this case the two elements, the orange t-shirt - also used by guantanamo prisoners- and the knife, are the two symbols of the victim and the victimizer.