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Combat Paper Project records


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Combat Paper Project

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Combat Paper Project records, 1980-2012 | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Title: Combat Paper Project records, 1980-2012Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:2007-2012

ID: 01/01/MSS00085

Primary Creator: Combat Paper Project

Other Creators: Cameron, Drew, Matott, Drew Luan

Extent: 63.0 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences while broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and military culture. Veterans use their uniforms worn in combat to create cathartic works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace their experiences in the military.

The Combat Paper Project is based out of art studios throughout the United States and has traveled to Canada and the United Kingdom, providing veterans workshops, exhibitions, performances and artists' talks. The Combat Paper Project is a collaboration initiated by Drew Matott and Drew Cameron, involving war veterans, activists, and artists.

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Repository: University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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