Knowing Through Needlework: Curating the difficult knowledge of conflict textiles

Christine Andra, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Lydia Cole, Danielle House

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

18 Dyfyniadau (Scopus)
269 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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Drawing on our experience of commissioning and co-curating an exhibition of international conflict textiles – appliquéd wall-hangings (arpilleras), quilts, embroidered handkerchiefs, banners, ribbons, and mixed-media art addressing topics such as forced disappearances, military dictatorship, and drone warfare – this article introduces these textiles as bearers of knowledge for the study of war and militarized violence, and curating as a methodology to care for the unsettling, difficult knowledge they carry. Firstly, we explain how conflict textiles as object witnesses voice difficult knowledge in documentary, visual and sensory registers, some of which are specific to their textile material quality. Secondly, we explore curating conflict textiles as a methodology of ‘caring for’ this knowledge. We suggest that the conflict textiles in our exhibition brought about an affective force in many of its visitors, resulting in some cases in a transformation of thought.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)341-359
Nifer y tudalennau19
CyfnodolynCritical Military Studies
Cyfrol6
Rhif cyhoeddi3-4
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar27 Tach 2019
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 02 Gorff 2020

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  • Stitched Voices

    Bliesemann de Guevara, B. (Trefnydd), Andra, C. (Trefnydd), Cole, L. (Trefnydd), House, D. (Trefnydd) & Bacic, R. (Trefnydd)

    25 Maw 201713 Mai 2017

    Gweithgaredd: Cymryd rhan mewn digwyddiad neu drefnu digwyddiadŴyl neu Arddangosfa

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