The title of this piece refers to the context for this work: the recent war in Iraq, where weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were cited as the main legitimation for launching a pre-emptive strike on Iraq.

The weapons documented here are of a different kind and serve a different purpose: they are made of cheap and disposable materials but many ways they are proving indestructible and sophisticated.

These are examples of the latest intelligent weaponry made under advanced capitalism - fuelled by the dreams, hopes and visions of people who believe that resistance is possible.
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Special Thanks go to Jo Welsh, Frederrikke Hansen and all the staff at the Shedhalle

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Weapons of Mass Construction
Making Peace / Shedhalle, Zurich 2003


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