Please join us to meet the artists and hear them read excerpts from their work, followed by a panel discussion of their creative process, collaboration and the provocative subject matter.
Crossing the Tigris is a limited edition artist book created by the collaboration of Brian Borchardt, Caren Heft and Jeff Morin. Three letterpress books contained in a collage, handmade paper box houses stories from the Iraq war. The regional ephemera preserved in this collection fall into the realm of hildhood treasures. From the presses, "The inside of the container sets the stage for juvenile battle. These are the props for pretend war.” When confronted with the grittiness of war, do these ill-prepared soldiers simply break with reality? Are they taught that they are above the law? Neither the container nor the three books answer the questions posed above. This collaboration is intended to catalyze a conversation about the nature of change that allows potentially decent people to commit indecent acts.