Military Experience & the Arts
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In/Visible Wounds: Military Experience and Performing Arts
With Nicki Hart, Taylor Gordon, Jason Moon, Maurice Decaul & Sonny Kelly
Join us for a final night of public discussion and performance to mark the closing of the exhibit The Unknown Soldier by David Jay. “Military Experience and Performing Arts” will explore themes related to military service, reconciliation, and reintegration through song, dance, and spoken word. Panelists include actress Nicki Hart, dancer Taylor Gordon, singer-songwriter Jason Moon, and poet and playwright Maurice Decaul. The event will be emceed by scholar and performer Sonny Kelly.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics. This event is part of the speaker series In/Visible Wounds, which is designed to accompany and engage with The Unknown Soldier photography exhibit by David Jay, on display at the Fredric Jameson Gallery on Duke’s East Campus from November 7 -17, 2017. The Unknown Soldier is a series of large-scale portraits in black and white documenting young military veterans recovering from wounds upon their return home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Although the photographs chronicle the physical effects of America’s military conflicts, the exhibit focuses more broadly on giving visibility to the wounded among us and creates opportunities for stories of those who have been injured by war and trauma to emerge, to be told, and to be heard. Visit the series website at veterans.dukefsp.org.