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Weapon of Mass Instruction – The Argentinian Book Art Tank Strikes Again

Weapon of Mass Instruction - Arma de Instruccion Masiva - The Argentinian Book Art Tank Strikes Again
The Argentinian Book Art Tank – Via

Today I found a posting about an Argentinian artist who has created a Book Tank called ‘Weapon of Mass Instruction” or “Arma de Instruccion Masiva”.  Raul Lemesoff converted a 1979 green Ford Falcon into a moving library cruising down the busy streets of Buenos Aires giving out books. The Ford falcon he drives around once belonged to the Argentinean armed forces during its dictatorship but is now covered with over 900 hardcover books. He travels cross-country handing out free literature for people in the cities of Argentina and in remote areas where schools and books are scant. He also accepts donations in order to supply schools in need.

During  an interview he said “The Weapon of Mass Instruction is meant to get people to recognize various aspects of life: sharing, education, and also to have a good time. It’s a contribution to peace through literature.”

By taking what was once a symbol of suppression and violence, Raul has transformed it into a peace campaign of communication through recycled books.

Weapon of Mass Instruction - Arma de Instruccion Masiva - The Argentinian Book Art Tank Strikes Again
Argentinian Weapon of Mass Instruction Claims Another Victim – Via

Weapon of Mass Instruction - Arma de Instruccion Masiva - The Argentinian Book Art Tank Strikes Again
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Weapon of Mass Instruction - Arma de Instruccion Masiva - The Argentinian Book Art Tank Strikes Again
The Argentinian Book Art Tank – Via

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