Monday, 8 March 2010

International Women's Day: Miss Landmine

Army Museum, Stockholm on International Women's Day,
8:th of March 2010

Beauty contest with heavy purpose?
Are there occasions when ethics
must be put aside of political reasons?
OR is it always done this way, but we
are all crippled in our sight and visions?

Wondering by


Pete said...

:-)) I thought you said I was safe with you ;-))

ANNA-LYS said...


laughingwolf said...

wa are all crippled in many ways, anna-lys :(

Peter said...

As I understand, the reasons for this surprising competition may be a good one. There may however be better ways to fight against the landmines and give support to the victims!

ANNA-LYS said...

Laughing Wolf
True, very true, indeed!
But, mostly we are actively
closing our eyes and ears.

Don't know about that ... really
I think artful eye-openers like
the above exhibition creates dialogues
and dialogues changes way of thinking.

Either we think this contest are disgusting and expose people, people in general are drawn to contests and even more to beauty ... this exhibition turns all of this upside down and I think thereby highlighten important both ethical and political dimensions, no matter if we like it or not - it has an impact on the target at hand.

I think it is both a creative and intelligent act and art that surely can make a difference in our social mind.

An outcome is that people actually think it is unfair that only the winner of the contest gets a new artificial leg ... and thereby rise money to all the others, that didn't win ...
Sometimes if not often anger is a forceful power of change. :-D

foam said...

this is a provocative way to bring attention to the issue. certainly there are other ways to approach the issue, but it's certainly a fact that pretty women get people's attention.

it took me a little bit to realize her leg was gone. when i first opened looked at the image i thought her leg at the knee perhaps to help prop herself up.

ANNA-LYS said...

Yes, it's kind of natural ...
beauty can do magic ;-)
And beauty is more of an
attitude than anything else.

Let's beauty make change!
It is about time it comes
to work LOL

Little Lamb said...

Today is our day! Let's enjoy it!

ANNA-LYS said...

I enjoy, I surely do :-)

puerileuwaite said...

I do not like to brag, but I was once christened "Mr. Pothole".

puerileuwaite said...

I do not like to brag, but I was once christened "Mr. Pothole".

ANNA-LYS said...

Yes, yes
I heard You by the first bark!

Congrats Mr Pothole :-D

Osloskånskan said...

Why does she have to pose with a weapon...?

ANNA-LYS said...

Miss Landmine
didn't have a cam
when the accident happen.
Every time someone else
find a landmine, the landmine
can't be photographed, mostly
not the persons that happens
to find them, either. Miss Landmine
above is using the weapon to
express what the art exhibition is all about ... that is my guessing, I don't know this people. This days I hardly know myself ;-)

Allsååå, pikadollan ska få oss att koppla hoppla till krig och eländes elände. De kunde inte fota själva landminan innan den sprängde bort skånken.

imac said...

You return, once again to enlighten our lives Anna.lys.

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Congratulations on women's day! Miss you.

ANNA-LYS said...

Imac and Tyko

You are real sweet-<3 's
Thank You!

/t. said...


always tuned

× × ×


ANNA-LYS said...

Thanks dear /t.
Still I try
to take it piano this times
but sometimes its hard to
play in silence

<3 <3 <3

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

The point - as I see it- is the museum's focus on common people. The exibition has been around for a long time. The army museum chooses international women's day for opening it in Stockholm. Following the enclosed links, one can learn lots about this issue.

Rick said...

Now you've done it. You've made me think. Again.

Bitte och Gunnar said...

Miss Landmine? What´s next?
War what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.sung by whome?

laughingwolf said...

i understand birthday greets are in order, my friend :)

ANNA-LYS said...

That is correct - the contest is every year.

... and the result is? ;-)

I hear the song, but before 7 in the morning I can not connect to the artist, sorry.

Tnx LOL later, later this month ... <3

Ruela said...

sexy ;)