Widowsweave is an awareness raising series of performances highlighting the conditions of Iraqi Widows who often struggle to acquire even basic necessities such as clean water or adequate shelter. Through artistic durational activities the artist and public participants mark 3,000,000 lines representing the number of Iraqi widows from 30 years of war, tyranny and sanctions.
Kevin Valentine will have three new pieces in the Faculty Show at North Central College, Naperville. The reception is April 8th, from 6-8
Monday, February 15, 2010
Day 29 - Clark Street Beach with Jaber Alturfee
It was so good to see Jaber again, even though I still was not feeling 100%. We each grabbed branches which happened to have forked ends and made two marks at a time distinctly. It was calm and sunny with people out walking and cross country skiing. We went back and forth for a while, then we each independently sought out new ways to leave a mark. I created five or six spirals around my standing position while Jaber created a large shape inside a clean snow area, then wrote in Arabic inside. 28,000 lines today.
ConsciousV aka Kevin Valentine is an interdisciplinary artist focusing primarily on issues of social justice and global awareness. I work in paint, print, digital and time-based media to create installations, performance and video.