A Multimedia Exhibition
May 6-13, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 9-11pm
Creative Arts Council [CAC] Gallery
80 Brown Street
Providence, RI 02906
WATCHING WAR invites artists and viewers to investigate what it means to envision war in today's image-saturated and networked culture. The exhibition brings together artworks that employ old and new visual media in order to explore the impact of ocular technologies on how war is waged and presented to a global audience. Particular focus is given to the ways in which artists have appropriated, responded to, and revised mediated images of conflict since 9/11.
Many of the works confront notions of media saturation and desensitization, and the physical, psychological, social, political, and cultural ramifications of imaging warfare. Others question the connection between depictions of war and larger structures of power, as well as the need for counter-images and reformulations of dominant representations.
WATCHING WAR includes works by Eric Baudelaire, Joy Garnett, Jon Kessler, Lucian Read, Antonio Rocha, Deborah Scranton, Russ Smith, Milton F Stevenson, and many others. Curated by Shane Brennan, Jessie Chaney, Taylor Friedman, Anna Hermann, Alexis Lowry, and Alexandra Trustman, the exhibition is part of a Group Independent Study advised by Professor Mark Tribe at Brown University.