Proposal Synopsis: We are not absolved or as disconnected from Iraqi civilian deaths as we may think we are. As citizens of humanity, and particularly as citizens of the United States, we are all responsible for the deaths of the men, women, and children of Iraq. No one is free of this burden- we all bear witness.
Part installation, part performance, in this space, I invite participants to write with me letters of condolence, drawings, poems, whatever they wish to respectfully communicate in remembrance of the Iraqi dead and to the loved ones left behind. In order to participate, contributors must dirty their hands with loose charcoal first and use only the materials provided: white paper, white envelopes, and black drawing charcoal.
The submissions will be gathered and each card and envelope will be hung together along the wall in a gallery space. In communicating, participants will have marked themselves and the white surface of the table they work on- this will provide an interesting additional observation: it will be clear to see those who participate and those who do not.
Artist's Biography: Lisa Kurt is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). She has previously worked for the MIT Libraries and the Massachusetts College of Art Library. In a past life Lisa was a graphic designer; she received her BFA in Design with a concentration in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
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