Still reflecting on A. Van Jordan's collection of poems 'The Cineaste', which explores film, history and reverie, I remember a conference where I took a similar lens to an audience of policy makers from defence think tanks and governments in the UK in 2012. It's probably why I love his poems.
Art and Policy. At this 2 day workshop at The Centre for International Intervention [cii], in the School of Politics at the University of Surrey, I contributed artwork at the invitation of Sir Michael Sorrenson and his team at cii. The Conference broke new ground for thinking differently, and was called 'Hitting the Target?': How New Capabilities Are Shaping Contemporary International Intervention. They discussed how new capabilities generated by new technology affects intervention at a legal, political and military level. I provided images for the poster session exhibition and a video to stimulate discussion between delegates. This led to a special paper published by Whitehall the following year. I'm so grateful that Michael had a fearless curiosity and respect for diversity and difference.
This is my video to the delegates.