How Do You know What You Know? is a 9/11/01 infoArt project conceived in 2004 by Darryl Hell. Every anniversary, our objective has been to present 9/11 related source documentation to the general public. From the launch of the exhibit till 2007, we had utilized the Internet and a number of chashama Arts' unique NYC installation/performance venues to access a wide range of passersby. By having the exhibits in heavy traffic areas, we maximize the opportunity to reach beyond the average art enthusiast.
Since 2008, we've taken taken the installation completely Online with the objective of helping people ask better questions about the incidents surrounding September 11th 2001.
9/11/2011 will be the 10th anniversary of that tragic day. We will do our final 9/11 installation "How Do You Know What You Know? 9/11/01: 10 Years After" September 2011 @ 266 w37th St., New York City [btwn 7th & 8th Aves.]
Influenced by the Arnold Mesches exhibition at P.S. 1 - New York,
Hell has created what he calls "infoArt" to present source information
in a mixed-media art context. Its goal is to reach random audiences to
provoke conversation and to emphasize the governmental and social
oversight responsibilities citizens have in a "democratic" governmental
Why have we done this?
A commonly asked question. In the name of honoring all that have been
affected by that day, [American, Afghan, Iraqi and other] we present
these sources to help you engage in a more informed conversation based
on the considerable amount of documented 9/11 related documented
evidence. We have gathered a number of resources for you to have an
understanding of 9/11/01 from the perspective of non-partisan
first-person accounts and/or empirical data. We hope you find it
informative. Please send your information sources, comments, and
corrections to email@example.com.
If you don't know who Milt Bearden or Sibel Edmonds are, you are
certainly not alone. But this proves how important it is to get the
documented facts out, especially since so many myths [i.e. the movies
"Flight 93" and "World Trade Center"] have been taken as the gospel
truth, while the key people involved and the pivotal historical events
go unheard and unknown.
NEWS BULLETIN -- SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
City of New York Concedes 9/11 Coalition
Has 30,000 Valid Signatures To Put Referendum For
9/11 Investigation on November 2009 Ballot.
click here for complete article
click here to check out the video from the installation
September 11, 2007, on the sixth anniversary of that traumatic
day, we made visible the connective tissue between the writings of
George Orwell and their future visions, which we currently inhabit. "Newspeak" and "thought crime,"
are a complete reality in our "media saavy" culture. The installation featured the video, The Orwell Doctrine, which is a video cut-up entwined with
Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm, 9/11 and "war on terror" footage, and Democracy Now on-the-ground Katrina analysis. The artful presentation of printed Freedom of Information Act documents, video w/sound and personal interaction allowed people to be engulfed into another perspective without succumbing to the traditional combative debate model. We provided an example of Orwell's futuristic vision of historical social manipulation...written in the 1940's...and now our complex, yet apparently predictable reality.
"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?... Has it ever occurred to your, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?... The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 5
Our 2007 Orwell Doctrine project installation was made possible with a generous grant from the Mollen Family Foundation
2007 public infoArt exhibition virtual visit
2006 public installation pics
2005 public installation pics
Special live 9/11 public panel discussion event held at chashama 112 Gallery, 112 w44th st., New York City
[directly across the street
from the legendary Belasco Theater]
Saturday, August 26th, 2006, 2pm to 5pm featuring;
- Luis Colon
[Shadows of the Octopus - senior s6k 9/11 researcher]
- Liza Politi
[Statement Arts - spent 9 months @ ground zero as a volunteer]
- Fleur deSel
[Performance artist - studies NYC statistical data]
Includes an open conversation with the general public throughout the event.
- moderated by Darryl Hell
- filmed by Wolfgang Busch
links below are the full video presentations from the panel
How Do You Know What You Know? pt 1
How Do You Know What You Know? pt 2
Operation:Northwoods (Operation Mongoose)
Many say the government couldn't or wouldn't execute a national deception or "conspiracy." For those of this opinion, we believe this is a must for anyone who has never read an authentic declassified [unclassified] government document. This is an actual scanned document from a 1962 plan that was used during the John F. Kennedy Administration. Under the leadership of Robert Kennedy, he and the CIA executed many of the acts in this document. We may never know what else was on the table at the time...but at least we have this.
National Security Alert [VIDEO]
This is an 81 minute video of a three year independent investigation of the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. It yields new eyewitness evidence which, according to the Southern California-based researchers who conducted the investigation, “conclusively (and unfortunately) establishes as a historical fact that the violence which took place in Arlington that day was not the result of a surprise attack by suicide hijackers, but rather a military black operation involving a carefully planned and skillfully executed deception.”
PBS/Frontline: The War Behind Closed Doors [VIDEO]
What is the political and historical background that is the framework of 9/11? For those who ask who were the key players and what was the history of the U.S. and "terrorism," this is a perfectly documented insiders look at the people and actions that lead to that fateful day.
Paul Thompson's Terror Timeline
This is a wonderful tool, especially for those whom are skeptical about those who question the "official" story about the events surrounding and leading up to 9/11. It's comprised completely from published and confirmed open-access documentation.
Shadows of the Octopus
The domain of s6k's senior 9/11 researcher, Luis Colon
There's months of reading here help you have a better understanding of the framework of what is commonly known as "U.S. interests."
Official Loose Change site [VIDEO]
It has the documentary on the site for free viewing...and you're welcome. They have links, documented evidence and a video segment enhanced breakdown.
Sibel Edmonds [FBI translator - 9/11 whistle-blower]
She had been at the forefront of seeing that something was wrong with the "official" story. When she complained to her superiors about the many unnerving issues, she was fired and then silenced by a rare move from then U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft. She was more on the inside than any pundit you'll hear in the mainstream media. Also check out her open letter to Tom Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission. This was her first direct retaliation against John Ashcroft's gag order.
9/11 Hijack "suspects" are Alive and Well
The BBC had done an investigation into who really flew the planes on 9/11... and why have some of the people been found alive and well.
Press for the Truth [VIDEO]
We hope that everyone watches Loose Change and this movie, Press for the Truth. Our hats off to the people behind this incredible work. Based on Paul Thompson's Terror Timeline, tremendous research and live on-air footage from many different new services supplies a first-hand view of the "Kennedy Assassination" of our time. This link is to the full feature documentary.
United States Convention Against Torture
[and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment]
Even though the topic of torture has been in the public spotlight for a few years, almost none of the conversation has included the actual document. Be the first person you know to actually read it! :)-
Milt Bearden's Nov 2003 Iraq War Warning
A thirty-year veteran of the CIA’s clandestine services, Milt Bearden was chief of the Soviet/East European Division at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. As CIA chief in Pakistan, he supplied the Afghan freedom fighters who overthrew the Soviets. The Afghan freedom fighters he [we] worked with, known as the Mujaheddin...and are now known as Al Queda. He wrote a November 2003 article that has gotten very little attention. No one knows a fighter better than the person responsible for making them successful, strategic fighters.
Barbara Walters questions John Edwards on 9/11/01
When asked by Barbara Walters on the night of September 11, 2001 if the 9/11 attacks were carried out by forces within the U.S., 2008 presidential candidate and then senate intelligence committee member John Edwards becomes evasive and refuses to answer the question, after having spoken to CIA director George Tenet earlier that day. The question was simple, "Are we sure that it was a foreign act? Yes or No?"
Ex-CIA Analyst Discusses Cheney 9/11 Stand-down Order
Retired CIA Analyst Ray McGovern discusses the possibility of vice president Cheney issuing a stand-down order that allowed the 9/11 attacks to succeed, on a national talk radio program.