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, January 18, 2016
From 6 years ago: 43 Days
This photo is from this blog, January 18, 2010. These lines were drawn in the sand at South Blvd. Beach in Evanston on the second day of my 43 days. Commemorating widows in Iraq with a unbelievable, inaccurate estimate of the sheer numbers through the dead of winter was in turns moving, somber, preposterous, beautiful, and provocative. Though I haven't finished the 3 million lines for a variety of reasons, I feel that this may have been my most successful work to date.
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.