Jananne Al-Ani, « Shadow III », 2016
Single-channel digital video, Courtesy the Artist, produced with the support of Arts Council England
Jananne Al-Ani, Aerial III and IV
Production stills from the film Shadow Sites II, 2011, 33.3 cm x 25 cm (each), Archival Pigment Prints, Courtesy the Artist, Photography Adrian Warren, Shadow Sites II was produced with the support of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize
Jananne Al-Ani, Aerial III and IV
Production stills from the film Shadow Sites II, 2011, 33.3 cm x 25 cm (each), Archival Pigment Prints, Courtesy the Artist, Photography Adrian Warren, Shadow Sites II was produced with the support of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize
Shaun Gladwell, Double Field, 2011
Two-channel HD video, 18:39 minutes, 16:9, color, stereo sound; Commissioned by the AustralianWar Memorial; Collection: Mainland Art Fund, Tasmania, Australia; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, gift of the artist 2012; donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program; private collection
Shaun Gladwell
AR 15 Field Strip, 2016360 degree video, Duration: 6min18Cinematographer: Judd Overton, Production: Badfaith vr Courtesy of the Artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
Mark Gladwell (Vietnam 1967) and Shaun Gladwell (Afghanistan , 2009)
Black and white original prints 10x 15 cam; Collection Mark Gladwell, Sydney
Shaun Gladwell
Shaun Gladwell
Mark Gladwell (Vietnam 1967) and Shaun Gladwell (Afghanistan , 2009)
Black and white original prints 10x 15 cam; Collection Mark Gladwell, Sydney
Baptist CoelhoAttempts to contain, 2015
Eight digital prints of variable dimensions on archival paper, Display dimensions: variable Courtesy of the Artist & Project 88, Mumbai
Baptist Coelho, “Beneath it all… I am human…”, 2009
Audio/video running time: 11 min 5 secCourtesy of the Artist & Project 88, Mumba
Baptist Coelho, Nowhere but here, 2015
Siachen thermal shirts and pants, nylon cords and metal rings, Diameter of parachute’s canopy: 812 centimeters Display dimensions: variable, Courtesy: Artist & Project 88, Mumbai
Baptist Coelho, “Altitude Sickness, Frostbite, Chilblains, Arterial Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Snow-blindness, Hypothermia, High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema, High Altitude Cerebral Oedema…”, 2009
Digital print on archival paper Print dimension: width 109 X height 82 centimetres Courtesy: Artist, Project 88, Mumb
Baptist Coelho, Blueys, 2016
media installation and audio/video, Installation dimensions: variableAudio/video running time: 2 minutes 9 seconds loop Courtesy of the ArtistSpecial Thanks to: Robert and Jane Dickinson and family, Malcolm Hignett, Gerard Collet, Abdullah Ashli Tanya Singh, Christopher Perry, Vrinda Yadav, Maria Fernandes, Elvina Fernandes, Samir Muhammad, Darshan Bhatt
Baptist Coelho, Blueys, 2016
media installation and audio/video, Installation dimensions: variableAudio/video running time: 2 minutes 9 seconds loop Courtesy of the Artist Special Thanks to: Robert and Jane Dickinson and family, Malcolm Hignett, Gerard Collet, Abdullah Ashli Tanya Singh, Christopher Perry, Vrinda Yadav, Maria Fernandes, Elvina Fernandes, Samir Muhammad, Darshan Bhatt
Baptist Coelho, Blueys, 2016
Mixed media installation and audio/video, Installation dimensions: variableAudio/video running time: 2 minutes 9 seconds loop Courtesy of the ArtistSpecial Thanks to: Robert and Jane Dickinson and family, Malcolm Hignett, Gerard Collet, Abdullah Ashli Tanya Singh, Christopher Perry, Vrinda Yadav, Maria Fernandes, Elvina Fernandes, Samir Muhammad, Darshan Bhatt
Baptist Coelho, Nowhere but here, 2015
Siachen thermal shirts and pants, nylon cords and metal rings.Diameter of parachute’s canopy: 812cm., Display dimensions: variable Courtesy of the Artist & Project 88, Mumbai
Baptist CoelhoMountain Lassitude, 2016
Courtesy of the ArtistSpecial Thanks to: Royal Geographic Society - London, Sachin Bali, Rosie Garthwaite, Amanda Faber, Harish Kapadia, Anurag Yadav, Rinku Chauhan
Baptist Coelho, Mountain Lassitude, 2016
Courtesy of the ArtistSpecial Thanks to: Royal Geographic Society - London, Sachin Bali, Rosie Garthwaite, Amanda Faber, Harish Kapadia, Anurag Yadav, Rinku Chauhan
Baptist Coelho, Mountain Lassitude, 2016
Mixed media installation, Installation dimensions: variable Courtesy of the ArtistSpecial Thanks to: Royal Geographic Society - London, Sachin Bali, Rosie Garthwaite, Amanda Faber, Harish Kapadia, Anurag Yadav, Rinku Chauhan
Baptist Coelho, Attempts to contain, 2015
Eight digital prints of variable dimensions on archival paper, Display dimensions: variable Courtesy of the Artist & Project 88, Mumbai
Baptist Coelho, Attempts to contain, 2015
Eight digital prints of variable dimensions on archival paper, Display dimensions: variable Courtesy of the Artist & Project 88, Mumbai
Baptist Coelho, Attempts to contain, 2015
Eight digital prints of variable dimensions on archival paper, Display dimensions: variable Courtesy of the Artist & Project 88, Mumbai
Baptist Coelho, Attempts to contain, 2015
Eight digital prints of variable dimensions on archival paper, Display dimensions: variable Courtesy of the Artist & Project 88, Mumbai
—2018.07.05

Traces of War

Traces of War

We are witnessing war in all kinds of spaces and locations, some predictable and others less so. The elements of war, its violence, antagonisms, exclusions, displacements, populations on the move, people killed and tortured, can have a presence in everyday life.

War is not confined to moments of crisis or battlefield locations. There is a resonance in Michel Foucault’s observation that the ‘roar of battle’ travels silently in our modes of being and interactions, discourses and institutions, and the practices we take for granted. This quotidian aspect of war has political and economic consequences, as well as visceral and emotional effects.

Our exhibition, Traces of War, reimagines war beyond its exceptionality, locating it in spaces where it would be least expected. At the same time, the art works reveal the sheer power of the everyday, as life itself and in its most ordinary makes its presence felt in the most dangerous locations of war.

Working with artists, Jananne Al-Ani, Baptist Coelho and Shaun Gladwell, we explore this enduring and most dangerous aspect of war, namely its presence in the everyday and its imprints variously on landscapes, bodies, memories, words and emotions, as well as the most hidden spaces. Working primarily with photography, film and multi-media installations, all three artists have direct experience of the zones of conflict and war, from Iraq, to India, to Bangladesh, to Afghanistan, and then ‘back home’ where the traces of war are revealed again, as if there is no such thing as leaving war behind.

Cécile Bourne-Farrell and Vivienne Jabri,
curators of the exhibition

 


Traces of War: A Pre-Exhibition Symposium

You are warmly invited to attend a Pre-Exhibition Symposium on Saturday the 1st October to mark the Traces of War exhibition, opening on the 25th October 2016 at the Inigo Rooms, King’s College London. The Symposium will introduce the artists, Jananne Al-Ani, Baptist Coelho, and Shaun Gladwell, and provide an opportunity for dialogue among scholars, artists, practitioners and interested parties around the subject of the exhibition: the presence and intersection of war with the everyday. Please see attached the provisional programme.

The Symposium will be held from 1.15pm until 5.15pm in the Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre on the 6th floor of the Strand Campus and will be followed by a wine reception. There is no charge for the event, however we ask that you please register your interest here by 24th September and bring some ID with you on the day.

This event is a collaboration between the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and The Courtauld Institute of Art.

 


Dancing Traces of War

Traces of War, the exhibition curated by KLC – The Department of War Studies, was used as a back bone for a creative dance workshop uniting young girls, War Studies Students and war veterans in the same space. Videographer Noēmie T.J. Phillipson documented the week long creative process, out of which a short documentary film has emerged.

Dancing Traces of War is the story of a very diverse and unlikely group of people, uniting to explore a new language in which to tell their own stories. Also to tell the story of their meeting itself.

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/traces/dance/making.aspx

Dancing Traces Of War taster

The Making Of “Traces Of War: A Dance Performance” // Part 2

The Making Of “Traces Of War: A Dance Performance” // Part 3


Baptist and Vivienne during installation
Cécile Bourne Farrell | 10 Camden Square NW1 9UY London | T. 07949959726 | cecile.bourne@orange.fr