behind the lines 1999


PHOTOGRAPHS - INSTALLATION - BRIEF


Behind the Lines

This series of photographs entitled; 'Behind the Lines' was commissioned for the forthcoming book War or Health. I was asked if I could make images that would relate to the overall content of the book's wide ranging texts. After searching through images from various sources I chose these images and drew them with white chalk onto the sidewalks of Helsinki. This enabled me to maximize the immediacy drawing and incorporate familiar modes of expression; not commonly associated with the visual arts, i.e., the educational blackboards in schools, graffiti,children's street game drawings and the signs and symbols in the street that instruct and guide our movements in public places.These drawings were completed during 1998-99 intended generate an awareness of how war is socially ubiquitous.