Below are six links to video footage captured by VFP72 member Dan Shea at the February 22nd opening of On the Home Front, an art exhibit featuring photographic images created by Portland-based multidisciplinary artist Rachel Hibbard.
From the Blue Sky Gallery announcement:
How do citizens living in the United States experience wars that are fought on foreign soil? For those who do not have loved ones serving in the armed forces, these conflicts and the resulting violence may seem far removed from our everyday experiences. In her photographic series On the Home Front, Rachel Hibbard brings images of far-away wars into the American home as a means of exploring this geographic and psychological distance between the frontline and daily life in the U.S. To create each image, Hibbard carefully arranges cutouts taken from newspapers and magazines within the surroundings of her living space. She then photographs the resulting tableaux, giving these previously two-dimensional figures new life amid the patterns, light, and shadows of her home.
“This work stands between the spheres of war reenactment, photojournalism, and surrealist collage. Each image reconstitutes an individual’s face, the direction of a gun, or a gaze, a new place. I am searching for a way to carry events into the present and dump them at the viewer’s feet.” —Rachel Hibbard
- MVI 3276 Rachel Hibbard, On the Home Front 2.22.14
- MVI 3279 Rachel Hibbard, On the Home Front 2.22.14
- MVI 3281 Rachel Hibbard, On the Home Front 2.22.14
- MVI 3288 Rachel Hibbard, On the Home Front 2.22.14: Mike Hastie Part I
- MVI 3289 Rachel Hibbard, On the Home Front 2.22.14: Mike Hastie Part II
- MVI 3291 Rachel Hibbard, On the Home Front 2.22.14: S. Brian Willson