The Mayflower and the Commodore in Betroth, the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo, the Al Deira in Gaza, the Hyatt in Belgrade, the Ukraine Hotel in Kiev, the Al-Rasheed in Baghdad, the Serena in Kabul, the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu… These hotels have accommodated most of the journalists who reported on the conflicts in these cities. This is where they crossed paths with other protagonists of the conflict, thus converting this space into a site of strategic importance to the overall conduct of warfare. A “war hotel” is the place from which war is looked at, analysed, discussed and enunciated, thus playing an active role in the framing of conflicts: both the ways they are publicly represented and the ways that we in turn see them unfold. HOTEL MACHINE is a reflection on the production of representations of conflicts. HOTEL MACHINE is the story of a hotel that remembers.


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