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Nice little write up in Kunsten.nu about the exhibition of the War Is Trauma portfolio (put together by Justseeds, IVAW, and Booklyn) at rum46 in Aarhus, Denmark.
Temporary Services contributed to the portfolio with a poster. Brett from TS collaborated with rum46  to make the show happen. It is up until November 25th.
[Image by Erik Ruin. You can download the poster and others by following the link above.]

Nice little write up in Kunsten.nu about the exhibition of the War Is Trauma portfolio (put together by Justseeds, IVAW, and Booklyn) at rum46 in Aarhus, Denmark.

Temporary Services contributed to the portfolio with a poster. Brett from TS collaborated with rum46  to make the show happen. It is up until November 25th.

[Image by Erik Ruin. You can download the poster and others by following the link above.]

For our participation in the exhibition and event series The Speakeasy in Kansas City, Temporary Services chose to exhibit and discuss the War Is Trauma print portfolio that was organized by Booklyn, Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). We displayed the entire portfolio, gave out extra copies of our poster from the project about military sexual trauma, and Marc Fischer from Temporary Services and Will Stewart from IVAW led a discussion. The showing opened last night and ended today. Great turnout for the event last night, and a really thoughtful discussion! 
For our participation in the exhibition and event series The Speakeasy in Kansas City, Temporary Services chose to exhibit and discuss the War Is Trauma print portfolio that was organized by Booklyn, Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). We displayed the entire portfolio, gave out extra copies of our poster from the project about military sexual trauma, and Marc Fischer from Temporary Services and Will Stewart from IVAW led a discussion. The showing opened last night and ended today. Great turnout for the event last night, and a really thoughtful discussion! 
For our participation in the exhibition and event series The Speakeasy in Kansas City, Temporary Services chose to exhibit and discuss the War Is Trauma print portfolio that was organized by Booklyn, Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). We displayed the entire portfolio, gave out extra copies of our poster from the project about military sexual trauma, and Marc Fischer from Temporary Services and Will Stewart from IVAW led a discussion. The showing opened last night and ended today. Great turnout for the event last night, and a really thoughtful discussion! 

For our participation in the exhibition and event series The Speakeasy in Kansas City, Temporary Services chose to exhibit and discuss the War Is Trauma print portfolio that was organized by Booklyn, Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). We displayed the entire portfolio, gave out extra copies of our poster from the project about military sexual trauma, and Marc Fischer from Temporary Services and Will Stewart from IVAW led a discussion. The showing opened last night and ended today. Great turnout for the event last night, and a really thoughtful discussion! 

We contributed a poster to the Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War portfolio, War Is Trauma. The entire contents of the portfolio are now online. Check it out! Bring the portfolio to your city.
About the portfolio:


War Is Trauma is a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). This portfolio transpired out of a street poster project, from November 2010, which a number of Justseeds artists provided graphics for “Operation Recovery” - the IVAW campaign meant to stop the redeployment of traumatized soldiers. Posters were pasted in public, replacing many corporate advertisements, to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed - GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault of women in the military, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The action led to another collaboration between Justseeds and IVAW - an “Operation Recovery” booklet published by Printed Matter in NYC and currently– the War is Trauma print portfolio. For this project over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and their allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting GI resistance, a GI’s right to heal, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the wars overseas and the economic war at home. A total of 130 portfolios have been created, that equals 130 exhibitions as a starting point. Exhibitions that bring different people together – veterans, civilians, refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan, and others to dialogue on issues that matter.
The prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project – paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small piece, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process. Drew Cameron of the CPP writes, “The batch that I made for the portfolio is mostly created from Army Combat Uniforms that we were worn with the Stryker battalions out of Fort Lewis, WA. These are the same guys who rolled out of Iraq early back in July 2010. I also added Egyptian cotton to strengthen it. I like to imagine that the mill workers who made the cloth I used were the same one’s rising up last spring.”

We contributed a poster to the Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War portfolio, War Is Trauma. The entire contents of the portfolio are now online. Check it out! Bring the portfolio to your city.

About the portfolio:

War Is Trauma is a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). This portfolio transpired out of a street poster project, from November 2010, which a number of Justseeds artists provided graphics for “Operation Recovery” - the IVAW campaign meant to stop the redeployment of traumatized soldiers. Posters were pasted in public, replacing many corporate advertisements, to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed - GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault of women in the military, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The action led to another collaboration between Justseeds and IVAW - an “Operation Recovery” booklet published by Printed Matter in NYC and currently– the War is Trauma print portfolio. For this project over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and their allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting GI resistance, a GI’s right to heal, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the wars overseas and the economic war at home. A total of 130 portfolios have been created, that equals 130 exhibitions as a starting point. Exhibitions that bring different people together – veterans, civilians, refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan, and others to dialogue on issues that matter.

The prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project – paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small piece, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process. Drew Cameron of the CPP writes, “The batch that I made for the portfolio is mostly created from Army Combat Uniforms that we were worn with the Stryker battalions out of Fort Lewis, WA. These are the same guys who rolled out of Iraq early back in July 2010. I also added Egyptian cotton to strengthen it. I like to imagine that the mill workers who made the cloth I used were the same one’s rising up last spring.”

This is the 7th booklet in the Temporary Conversations series and the 90th Temporary Services publication. For us, the Temporary Conversations series is not just a fun opportunity  to sit down and talk to someone we like about their work (or for guest  interviewers to do this); it is also a chance to put a lot of fresh  information out into the world. This time around the interview was  conducted in two sessions by Nicolas Lampert. He chose an inspiring  subject: artist Aaron Hughes of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).  Two excerpts from the introduction by Lampert: “Aaron is currently an organizing team leader for IVAW and spends much  of the year traveling to meet with various IVAW branches and helping to  organize national actions. I had first heard about Aaron’s work through a  mutual friend, artist Michael Rakowitz. I was familiar with IVAW and  had followed their work since the Winter Soldier hearings in Maryland in  March 2008 (an event where soldiers delivered painful testimonials  about their experiences). Additionally, I was deeply impressed by IVAW’s  Operation First Casualty action in New York City that I had seen on  YouTube. In the video, veterans patrolled the streets of New York and  used street theater to  “bring the war home” to a disengaged American  public.” “Aaron’s complex body of work seamlessly merges art, activism, and  organizing. It is a timely call for action and a call to build a broader  movement to challenge the culture of militarism and the institutions  that profit off war. IVAW is lucky to have Aaron in its ranks as an  organizing team leader. The amorphous world of art and activism is lucky  to learn about these tactics employed by a ragtag group of Iraq and  Afghanistan War vets: veterans who are also artists, poets, musicians,  and, more than likely, your neighbors.”
Click the photo for more information on this booklet.

This is the 7th booklet in the Temporary Conversations series and the 90th Temporary Services publication.

For us, the Temporary Conversations series is not just a fun opportunity to sit down and talk to someone we like about their work (or for guest interviewers to do this); it is also a chance to put a lot of fresh information out into the world. This time around the interview was conducted in two sessions by Nicolas Lampert. He chose an inspiring subject: artist Aaron Hughes of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).

Two excerpts from the introduction by Lampert:

“Aaron is currently an organizing team leader for IVAW and spends much of the year traveling to meet with various IVAW branches and helping to organize national actions. I had first heard about Aaron’s work through a mutual friend, artist Michael Rakowitz. I was familiar with IVAW and had followed their work since the Winter Soldier hearings in Maryland in March 2008 (an event where soldiers delivered painful testimonials about their experiences). Additionally, I was deeply impressed by IVAW’s Operation First Casualty action in New York City that I had seen on YouTube. In the video, veterans patrolled the streets of New York and used street theater to “bring the war home” to a disengaged American public.”

“Aaron’s complex body of work seamlessly merges art, activism, and organizing. It is a timely call for action and a call to build a broader movement to challenge the culture of militarism and the institutions that profit off war. IVAW is lucky to have Aaron in its ranks as an organizing team leader. The amorphous world of art and activism is lucky to learn about these tactics employed by a ragtag group of Iraq and Afghanistan War vets: veterans who are also artists, poets, musicians, and, more than likely, your neighbors.”

Click the photo for more information on this booklet.