News, Views, Updates and More about the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tuesday, April 12 · 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Park 220, Ithaca College
The artist Monica Haller will be sharing and discussing her work on the Veterans Book Project, a series of books and an ongoing project involving veterans and their families.
The books are compiled during workshops for war veterans from current conflicts from their personal photographic and textual records of combat. The final books are designed to reach a large audience.
Each participant takes home his or her own book to share with family and friends. Then her book becomes part of a larger online archive.
This event is free and open to the public. Local veterans, writers, and researchers on topics related to the project are especially encouraged to attend.
Monica Haller works on long-term collaborations with individuals and small groups, often using photography, video and writing. Her artistic practice is rooted in social justice concerns and attempts to mobilize information by amplifying the materials and technologies that her collaborators have turned to along the way. Drawing from the experiences of the individuals and communities with whom she works, Monica reactivates their personal histories, and in so doing, hopes to provoke critical dialogue around them and their larger social contexts. Monica has a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, an MFA in Visual Studies and has received fellowships from foundations including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.