Combat Paper Pop-up Exhibit & Reading Set for Fort Point Gallery, 10/26
Combat Paper Reading & Pop-up Exhibit by veterans and others is set for Saturday, October 26 at Made in Fort Point Gallery, 30 Channel Center Street, Fort Point, Boston. Admission is FREE! Exhibit: 1-7 pm; Reading: 4:30-5:30 pm.
The Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts Boston, is sponsoring a week-long series of workshops and events in association with the Combat Paper Project.
Fort Point Theatre Channel, along with the Fort Point Arts Community, are partners in the pop-up exhibit and reading that culminate the week. We proudly present this exhibit and reading as part of our collaboration with the Joiner Institute and the Odysseus Project/Tamziq: Scattered and Connected.
Other events during the week include:
- Papermaking and Pulp Printing Workshop at the Boston Paper Collective, October 24, 6:30-9 pm
- Paper Making Workshop at UMass Boston, October 22-25, 11-4 pm
- "Safeguard," a staged reading, October 23, 4 pm
"Coming home from war is a difficult thing. There is often much to account for as a survivor. A new language must be developed in order to express the magnitude and variety of the collective effect. Hand papermaking is the language of Combat Paper. Veterans use their uniforms worn in service to create works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Participants use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniforms as art and express their experiences with the military. . . . Through ongoing participation in the papermaking process, we are broadening the traditional narrative surrounding the military experience and warfare. The work also generates a much-needed conversation between veterans and civilians regarding our collective responsibilities and shared understanding in war."
--Drew Cameron, Director, Combat Paper