MALLARY JOHNSON

 

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For the Birds

Between Prospects and Reserves

Limbo

Kitzmiller, USA

 

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Myths, Mirrors, and Windows

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MALLARY JOHNSON

 

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For the Birds

Between Prospects and Reserves

Limbo

Kitzmiller, USA

 

Some Views

Myths, Mirrors, and Windows

TIME

Extractions/Refractions

Drawing Reconstructions

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MALLARY JOHNSON

 

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For the Birds

Between Prospects and Reserves

Limbo

Kitzmiller, USA

 

Some Views

Myths, Mirrors, and Windows

TIME

Extractions/Refractions

Drawing Reconstructions

Occupations

MALLARY JOHNSON

 

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For the Birds

Between Prospects and Reserves

Limbo

Kitzmiller, USA

 

Some Views

Myths, Mirrors, and Windows

TIME

Extractions/Refractions

Drawing Reconstructions

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Rituals For Remembering

Fold the Flock: Eclipse

Philly Stake

For the Birds

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Between Prospects and Reserves

Kitzmiller, USA

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Between Prospects and Reserves

2009

Video projection

4 x 6"  Post cards

Mailing packages

Archival pigment prints: 36 x 24”

 

Between Prospects and Reserves is a project that grew out of a desire to better understand the psychological effects of an extended and ongoing period of military conflict. A combination of research and personal connections led me to explore, specifically, the impact of war on the lives of military families in the United States. Over the period of six months in late 2009, I interviewed spouses and families of deployed soldiers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During this time I listened to many stories chronicling diverse experiences of domestic life on base. This version of the installation, which included video, text, and photographs presents a fragmented narrative addressing tensions between imagined and actual realities of joining the military. In particular, this work  highlights the influence of cultural representations of war  (in the form of cinema and toys) on psychological preconceptions of military life.

 

 

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