I am contributing artwork to the workshop, “Hitting the Target?” - How New Capabilities Are Shaping Contemporary International Intervention in 12 July 2012 - 13 July 2012 at cii – the Centre for International Intervention, School of Politics, University of Surrey in the UK. There are 3 streams to the workshop which are worth reading about in the Provisional programme. My paintings aim to contribute to the discussion on the political and behavioural aspects of the issue by supporting an exchange of ideas between different points of view using 6 images and explantory text.
One of the paintings, Nothing Like A Drone, is acrylic paint on stretched canvas and mixed media (photo stencil, screen print and 22K gold leaf). It uses a song from the 1958 movie version of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical South Pacific as a metaphor and comes from my series of paintings The Assassination of Judy Garland - Part 1. After the workshop I will upload my abstract and images as well as the video presentation.
This is an unusual collaboration in that it's rare to find such a good fit between my paintings and the cii's research goals at this workshop - but it's quite remarkable because it's about building bridges and connecting different points of view.
About The Centre for International Intervention (cii)
"The cii is a multidisciplinary centre based at the University of Surrey in Guildford in the UK. We aim to reclaim the idea of international intervention as a universal human responsibility to offer protection and assistance to vulnerable people on the basis of our common humanity. We use the lower case acronym, cii, to differentiate what we mean by international intervention from the more conventional association with military force."
- “Hitting the Target?” - How New Capabilities Are Shaping Contemporary International Intervention 12-13 July 2012
- Provisional Programme
- View a larger image of my painting Nothing Like A Drone (2011)