A Civil Soldier - Film Screening

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River Room

King's Building, Strand Campus

King's College London

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A Civil Soldier

This ticketing page applies only to the film screening on Tuesday 11 October. The exhibition, in the Entrance Hall, is open to all and a ticket is not required.

A Civil Soldier is the title of an ongoing artistic visualisation of a dense and complex archive collection belonging to Brigadier Edmund Paton Walsh. This archive is housed in The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives (LHCMA), part of King’s College London Archives Services. The LHCMA manages hundreds of unique collections relating to the history of modern warfare, which are used for teaching, research and public engagement.

Charlotte Cullinan (of artists duo, Cullinan Richards) is researching these archives alongside Head of Archives, Geoff Browell, with the artistic purpose of unpacking a very dense catalogue compiled by Brigadier Paton Walsh, the artist’s maternal grandfather, and present it with a new set of perspectives from the point of view of an artist. The aim of this research is to provide further context and meaning, and to learn more about it through the perspective of an artist – and to make the archive accessible through a live situation. The broader artistic aim is to question how knowledge creation is visualised in new, playful, and innovative ways and how it can be disseminated to a wider audience.

Together with the artist’s son, Louis Masters, Charlotte Cullinan will present three small films which they co-directed, in an evening event. The material for these short films was collated during research trips to Nuremberg in October and November 2015 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials. The films mix material found in the LHCMA archives with found footage and still photography taken on trips to Nuremberg city and The Nuremberg Palace of Justice. The films will be presented alongside two cabinet exhibitions in the main entrance to the King’s Building, and accompanied by a website, acivilsoldier.com

CULLINAN RICHARDS was established in 2006. Their multi-faceted practice involves many different layers and elements with painting central to their art making. Recent exhibitions include: Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London (2014); STAG, Dispari&Dispari project, Italy (2014); and DORA (2015). In 2006 they established the Savage School Window Gallery using the window of their studio on Vyner Street, London, as a platform to display texts by writers, artists and curators. In 2014 this space became 4COSE, an Italian grocery store and exhibition space.  Cullinan Richards run the MA Fine Art programme at Kingston University.

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