Originally inspired by the horror of the mass destruction of artefacts in the museum of Mosul (2015), seemingly forever. Amazingly months later researchers had been able to resurrect a number of items meshing together from tourist imagery previously taken inside the museum and then printed in 3D form - a digital mediation of not just memory, but the physical object.
Burning, Burning, Burning highlights the digital reconstruction of these objects in a powerful attempt to reclaim history combined with the desperate human cost of the conflict. appropriation of words from T.S.Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922) brings forth the themes of cultural desolation, oppression of women and mechanical slaughter on an unprecedented scale. This work aims to tease open the discussion on the smashing of culture and human pain and suffering.
All proceded of poster sales go to Salam LADC, a hand-picked NGO based in Lebanon who help displaced Syrian refugees.
Copyright 2018. Joshua Hayes Davidson