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"JAD OAKES CONCEIVED THE FALLEN IN RESPONSE TO THE RISING DEATH TOLL OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN. BY SUPERIMPOSING MULTIPLE FACES OF SERVI… Read More
"JAD OAKES CONCEIVED THE FALLEN IN RESPONSE TO THE RISING DEATH TOLL OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN. BY SUPERIMPOSING MULTIPLE FACES OF SERVING SOLDIERS, HE CREATES A COMPOSITE IMAGE OF THE MILITARY BODY, TO REFLECT ON THE FLEETING MEDIA IMAGES OF 'THE FALLEN'. INDEED, THE NATURE OF MILITARY PRACTICES FORMS THE PERCEPTION OF THE ARMY AS A MASS, NOT A COLLECTIVE. OAKES REFLECTS ON THIS DEHUMANIZING PROCESS, WHETHER ADVANCED BY THE MILITARY OR MEDIA, WHICH SUGGESTS THAT CIVILIANS RELINQUISH THEIR IDENTITIES WHEN THEY BECOME SOLDIERS." - JANE TYNAN, WAR & THE BODY EXHIBITION, 2010 Read Less
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The Fallen
 
 
"The men and women who have fallen become unified within an image.
 
Although they are not clear for us to see them all individually, and they are still very unknown to me, the portraits challenge the viewer to look harder and search for each and everyone of them."
 
"JAD OAKES CONCEIVED THE FALLEN IN RESPONSE TO THE RISING DEATH TOLL OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN. BY SUPERIMPOSING MULTIPLE FACES OF SERVING SOLDIERS, HE CREATES A COMPOSITE IMAGE OF THE MILITARY BODY, TO REFLECT ON THE FLEETING MEDIA IMAGES OF 'THE FALLEN'. INDEED, THE NATURE OF MILITARY PRACTICES FORMS THE PERCEPTION OF THE ARMY AS A MASS, NOT A COLLECTIVE. OAKES REFLECTS ON THIS DEHUMANIZING PROCESS, WHETHER ADVANCED BY THE MILITARY OR MEDIA, WHICH SUGGESTS THAT CIVILIANS RELINQUISH THEIR IDENTITIES WHEN THEY BECOME SOLDIERS." - JANE TYNAN,
 
WAR & THE BODY EXHIBITION, 2010
 
 
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