Jahrgang Zwölf

Claudia Bühler


it’s not science fiction

Since WW II there have never been as many people fleeing war and violence as today. New civil wars and old conflicts are forcing people to leave their homes. The arms industry gains more and more profit from the violence, at the same time, the weaponry they sell is fuelling the conflicts. Under the slogan “Solutions for a changing world” the companies produce and sell deadly weapons and bombers, while their lobby is influencing politics. Hiding behind tall fences and under video surveillance the arms industry continues their business unsuspiciously. In the work “It’s not science fiction” the agitators of the German and Swiss weapon production become visible in a topology of violence. A background research complements the artistic work and provides a rare inside view into the booming defence industry.