Some beautiful insect pieces from Angela Casserly. Sign up to win a piece, just in time for Halloween: COMMENT BELOW, email the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com or comment on our facebook page. For email please mention “Angela Casserly giveaway” in your email or put in subject line.
This is part of a series of events called “RUINS Aren’t HERE”, in particular, the title of this event is: “Falling MIR” (dedicated to the old Russian space station), it fell down in the Fiji Islands’s sea in 2001, after 15 years of flying near to stars.
In 2006, after working with various local firms, Massimiliano and Emanuele Ercolani Bros. decide to open a laboratory devoted to creativity. Architecture, design, graphic design and architectural research, these are the main areas, but in our laboratory we create music, events, magazines, etc.. In all these areas we trying to trace the route with a precise goal: quality. The study is currently in Civitavecchia (Rome), Via Aurelia Sud, near to the port “Riva di Traiano.”
War is Trauma prints are now available for purchase and to print out for street postings. Beyond being beautiful pieces of art, each work is a call to end unneeded violence and to curb the destruction of life as well as the recognize the emotional and physical mark it leaves on those who survive.
About WIT: War Is Trauma is a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). This portfolio transpired out of a street poster project, from November 2010, which a number of Justseeds artists provided graphics for “Operation Recovery” – the IVAW campaign meant to stop the redeployment of traumatized soldiers. Posters were pasted in public, replacing many corporate advertisements, to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed – GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault of women in the military, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The action led to another collaboration between Justseeds and IVAW – an “Operation Recovery” booklet published by Printed Matter in NYC and currently– the War is Trauma print portfolio. For this project over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and their allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting GI resistance, a GI’s right to heal, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the wars overseas and the economic war at home. A total of 130 portfolios have been created, that equals 130 exhibitions as a starting point. Exhibitions that bring different people together – veterans, civilians, refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan, and others to dialogue on issues that matter.
The prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project – paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small piece, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process. Drew Cameron of the CPP writes, “The batch that I made for the portfolio is mostly created from Army Combat Uniforms that we were worn with the Stryker battalions out of Fort Lewis, WA. These are the same guys who rolled out of Iraq early back in July 2010. I also added Egyptian cotton to strengthen it. I like to imagine that the mill workers who made the cloth I used were the same one’s rising up last spring.”
FREE FRIDAY! is a new section where (you guessed it), something free is given to one lucky winner! This week it’s artist Dave Mahan’s eerie, expressionistic prints. To enter your name for the running you can do one of the following things:
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