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Front Line (sound component). 2011

Front Line is an installation piece which focuses on the young men who fought with the 39th Battalion at Kokoda. Many of these soldiers were only eighteen and were never to return home.

The viewer is invited to open the archive folder and while exploring the documents, listen to the voices of the enlisting soldiers, allowing the audience to personally engage with the people behind the handwriting, photographs and voices.

   Front Line is composed of elements of the past and present. It does not just pay homage to       the deceased but asks the viewer to think about young soldiers enlisting and fighting in war         today. 
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Front Line. 2011

Front Line is an installation piece which focuses on the young men who fought with the 39th Battalion at Kokoda. Many of these soldiers were only eighteen and were never to return home.

 

The viewer is invited to open the archive folder and while exploring the documents, listen to the voices of the enlisting soldiers, allowing the audience to personally engage with the people behind the handwriting, photographs and voices.

 

 Front Line is composed of elements of the past and present. It does not just pay homage to the deceased but asks the viewer to think about young soldiers enlisting and fighting in war today.