On Monday, 13 June 2011, John Sloboda, Co-Director of the Recording Casualties programme and Iraq Body Count, will be in conversation with artist David Birkin at The Speakers’ Society on the subject of documenting civilian casualties since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Iraq Body Count is a project, which represents casualties of the Iraq War to achieve political and humanitarian impact. Artists working in various media have also represented casualties, sometimes drawing on the work of Iraq Body Count and similar projects.
What kinds of impacts have been intended or achieved by these projects? Do political and artistic projects work on separate tracks, or can they be productively aligned?
The event will be at 7pm on Monday, 13 June 2011, at 74 Newman Street, London W1T 3EL
Image: A demonstration/installation at the University of Oregon in 2007, where white flags planted in the ground were used to represent Iraqi casualties of the war since 2003; red flags were planted for American soldiers.
Picture credit: Lisa Norwood http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanorwood/2337370165/in/photostream/