On Sunday 1st April artist and activist Will St. Leger placed 100 fake ‘landmines’ made from stenciled metal plates in park around Dublin, Ireland.
Will St. Leger: “The reason for doing this was to get people asking themselves “what if the world I walked in was littered with landmines?”
By planting the fake landmines Will wants to highlight the lethal threat they pose to millions of people in 80 countries every day. ” The only time that people really think about things is if they encounter them in their daily lives.”
A sticker on the back of the devices provides information on landmines.
“They’re nearly all gone now, the Police took away most of them when a tourist called the emergency number to report ‘Landmines’. Afterwards, I wondered who the people of Laos, Cambodia and Iraq gonna call when they step on real landmine?”
– Will St. Leger website
– Will St. Leger at MySpace