Published on May 3, 2013 | by Oxana Andrienko0
LCC opens war-themed exhibition
UAL’s first biennale: Moose on the Loose, arranged by UAL Photography and LCC Archive Research Centre, opened May 2 with a theme centred around war and conflict.
The exhibition includes several projects, study days, forums and meetings, to explore and celebrate the many forms of photography research. Moose on the Loose will be showcased at LCC and several other venues around London in May 2013.
Two photo collections themed around war and conflict war are displayed at LCC. A Model War is curated by LCC Design School’s photography technician, Graham Goldwater, and Alexander Cooper, a teacher at the college’s Faculty of Design. Stuart Griffiths, a professional photographer and former soldier, curated the second collection: Closer.
A Model War depicts toy soldiers in different poses and is intended to represent injured combatants in war.
“The models were mass-produced but then individually painted, like their human army counterparts,” said Graham Goldwater, who was in charge of making the wounded soldiers.
“So, like an army, they are comprised of repetitive cast die but all in their own way individual,” Mr Goldwater said.
Closer depicts former army veterans and soldiers struggling from the aftermath of war.
Admission to A Model War is free exhibition and will be at display at LCC’s Well Gallery from May 3 to May 17.