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Guantanamo Prisoner Art Exhibits

This Live Art Installation Streamed an Ex-Inmate Telling Stories

— October 9, 2015 — Social Good
Laurie Anderson is known for her live art installation creations, this one pushing the boundaries of her previous visual and political work. This exhibit brought Mohammed el Gharani, who was Guantanamo Bay's youngest prisoner, to the Armory in New York City. Now free and living in West Africa, Gharani was streamed into the room, appearing to be 16 feet tall and sitting in a giant glowing heavenly chair.

He sat silently for people to walk through the space and watch, while intermittently telling stories of his wrongful conviction and seven years in prison. Bringing this man, who's lived through horrible experiences, an opportunity to tell his story in a country he is banned from -- this live art installation took people's breath away. Anderson succeeded in making a political statement about Guantanamo Bay and the US prison system in a non-threatening, while pervasive way.
Trend Themes
1. Live Art Installations - Live Streaming real-time experiences that provoke emotional response to highlight issues faced by historically marginalized communities.
2. Experiential Marketing - Creating immersive brand experiences that leave participants with an emotional connection to the brand and a deeper understanding of societal issues.
3. Social Justice - Highlighting socio-political issues by using creative expression such as Live Art Installations to create inclusive conversations that promote equity and social justice.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Using art to create immersive sensory experiences that evoke emotional connections among the audience while highlighting social issues faced by historically marginalized communities.
2. Branding - Using immersive brand experiences and social justice messaging to create meaningful connections between brands and their customers that drive awareness, advocacy and affect change.
3. Entertainment - Creating meaningful immersive entertainment experiences that not only entertain, but promote social justice issues and create continued awareness and advocacy around them.
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