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Iraqi Artist Makes a Point with Virtual Paintballs

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Iraqi Artist Makes a Point with Virtual Paintballs

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Iraqi Artist Makes a Point with Virtual Paintballs

Iraqi Artist Makes a Point with Virtual Paintballs

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Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal, who left his country in 1992 but still has family there, wanted to bring into sharp focus what it's like to be constantly worried about personal safety. So he moved into a gallery in Chicago and invited computer users across the country to shoot paintballs at him — through the Internet.

Sam Hudzik reports for Chicago Public Radio.

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