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

Saturday, September 12, 2009

800,000 pages for Rwanda

William Snyder III manages an art project to commemorate the 800,000 Rwandan's killed in 100 days in 1994.  One page for each person, bearing the muddy prints of participants around the world, are sown into 250 books displayed in 100 crates, one for each day of the war. The participants also have raised milions for the Rwandan The Kayinamura Foundation.  

This bears great resemblance to what I am trying to achieve with my thesis work on Iraq.  It's a wonderful actualization of such a horrific and inconceivable number.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link.

    At our Institute of the Arts, I'm hosting a Juried exhibit called' Activist Art: Art + Message + Solution' in April. check out the details at: http://www.sozoart.org

    Thought you might be interested in submitting your work.

    Feel free to contact me about the 800,000 project.

    William Snyder III