THE SENSORY WAR 1914-2014 │ Manchester Art Gallery → 22 February 2015

“Ɖs mêjr grūpexibišn mācñ ɖ Sentīṇri v ɖ Frst Wrldwor xplorz hâ ātists hv cmynicetd ɖ impact v militri conflict on ɖ bodi, mînd, invîrnmnt n hymn sensz btwn 1914 n 2014.

Ɖ šo xaminz hâ ātists fṛm 1914 onwdz dpictd ɖ devstetñ impact v ny militri tecnoḷjiz yṭlîzd in a senčri v conflict bginñ wɖ ɖ Frst Wrldwor. It brñz tgɖr wrc fṛm a renj v līdñ ātists includñ Henri Lam, CRW Nevinsn, Pwl Naš, Oto Dix, Nansi Spero, Ričd Mos, Omer Fast n fīčrz wrcs bî ɖ hībacūša, svîvrz v ɖ atomic bom dropt on Hirošima, ẇč wr crietd in ɖ 1970z n r biyñ šôn in ɖ YC fr ɖ frst tîm.

(Ṣmanʈa Pein, Đ INṬNAŠNL BIZNISTÎMZ, 24 Septembr 2014)

Ɖ Frst Wrldwor involvd a pṛfând rīcnfiğrešn v senṣri xpirı̣ns n pspšn ʈru ɖ invnšn v devstetñ militri tecnoḷjiz, ẇč dstrŷd hymn lîvz n oltrd ɖ invîrnmnt bynd recgnišn. Its leġsi hz cntinyd n ivolvd ʈru īvn mr radicl fwmz v dstruẋn ovr ɖ last hundṛd yirz. Ʈrt ɖ senčri, ātists hv strugld t undrstand ɖ tru ifct v modn tecṇlojicl warfér. Ẇl militri n pres ftogṛfi hv brwt a ny c̣paṣti t coldli dokyment sč līʈl dsplez, ātists fând a dfṛnt we v siyñ.

Mančestr Ātgaḷri hz a našnli impwtnt c̣lẋn v āt v ɖ Frst Wrldwor, ẇč wz asmbld bî its frst drctr, Loṛns Hêẉd. Têcñ ɖs rič c̣lẋn az ɖ stātñpŷnt, ɖs šo includz historic n cntmprri āt fṛm ɖ YC, Jrṃni, Frans, Iṭli, ɖ Neɖrḷndz, ɖ Ynîtd Stêts, Caṇda, Jpan, Vietnam, Ny Zīḷnd, Aljiria, Îrḷnd, Iran, Izrel n Paḷstîn.

Xibišnʈīmz

Ɖ Senṣri Wor xplorz ɖ rsponsz v a renj v ātists ovr ɖ past senčri t ɖ senṣri ifcts v worfér ʈru a siriz v ʈīmz.

Milirîzñ Bodiz, Manyfacčrñ Wor

Xaminñ ātists’ riaẋnz t ɖ industrı̣lîzd prôses v miliṭrîzešn n ɖ ifct v nýz in ɖ ŕbn invîrnmnt, ɖs dsple includz wrc bî CRW Nevinsn, hu dpictd sìnz fṛm ɖ Frst Wrldwor yzñ ɖ agresv, modn vižl stîl v Vwtisizm.

Christopher Nevinson, The Unending Cult of Human Sacrifice, c.1934 Oil on canvas, 46 x 61 cm Collection: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

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Pên n Sucr 

A dsple xplorñ hâ ātists rspondd t ɖ trītmnt v soljrz on ɖ fruntlîn. It includz Henri Lam’z Advans Dresñstêšn on ɖ Strŭma fṛm ɖ gaḷri’z c̣lẋn, n Henri Tonc’s An Advanst Dresñstêšn in Frans fṛm ɖ Impirı̣l Wormyziym, ẇč r xibitd tgɖr hir fr ɖ frst tîm.

Henry Lamb, Advance Dressing Station on the Struma, 1916. Date painted: 1921. Oil on canvas, 183.6 x 212.3 cm. Collection:  Manchester City Galleries
Henry Lamb, Advance Dressing Station on the Struma, 1916. Date painted: 1921. Oil on canvas, 183.6 x 212.3 cm. Collection: Manchester City Galleries

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Henry Tonks, An Advanced Dressing Station in France. Date painted: 1918. Oil on canvas, 182.8 x 218.4 cm. Collection:  IWM (Imperial War Museums)
Henry Tonks, An Advanced Dressing Station in France. Date painted: 1918. Oil on canvas, 182.8 x 218.4 cm. Collection: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

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Rupčr n Rīhbilitešn

Lcñ at hâ āt wz implýd nt onli t rcwd ɖ trītmnt v soljrz in hospitlz bt olso hâ it rflctd on ɖ ny medicl advansz v plastc srjri n fêšl rīcnstruẋn. Xplorñ ɖs ʈīm, ol 12 plêts v C̣lon Ny Objectvist, Hînrih Hrla’z Die Krüppelmappe (Ɖ Criplpwtfolio) r prizntd alñsd hiz ýlpêntñ Ʈri Invlidz. Sīn tgɖr in ɖ YC fr ɖ frst tîm, ɖz wrcs rcwd Hrla’z tendr bt olso bitr rflẋnz on ɖ ruind bodiz v wor fṛm a Jrmn pspctv. Olso in ɖs sẋn r a siriz v delic̣t drōñz v dsebld soljrz rcuvrñ in hospitl, bî Frenč fīmel ātist Rosīn Cān.

Šocñ ɖ Sensz

A dsple ẇč rflcts on ɖ xpirı̣ns v šelšoc n includz wrcs sč az Pietro Mrando’z Goẏesc studiz dpictñ ɖ apwlñ twčrz ɖt tc plês insd priznr-v-wor camps jrñ ɖ Frst Wrldwor.

Bomñ, Brnñ n Distnt Wor

Ɖs sẋn xplorz ɖ ifcts on ɖ grând v militri conflict. It includz Omer Fast’s vidiowrc 5,000 fīt z ɖ Bst ẇč rvilz ɖ terr v drônstrîcs fr ɖ victimz n ɖ sîc̣lojicl impact on soljrz in rīsnt conflicts v pîḷtñ drônz fṛm a distnt lcešn on anɖr continnt.

Ɖ Imbodid Ruin: Načl n Mtirı̣l Invîrnmnts

A dsple ẇč lcs at hâ ātists sč az Pwl Naš n Wiłm Ōpn yzd landsceps dstrýd bî conflict az a meṭfr fr ɖ fêt v ɖ soljrz hu fwt ɖr.

Paul Nash, We Are Making a New World. Date painted: 1918 Oil on canvas, 71.1 x 91.4 cm. Collection:  IWM (Imperial War Museums)
Paul Nash, We Are Making a New World. Date painted: 1918
Oil on canvas, 71.1 x 91.4 cm. Collection: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

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William Orpen, German Wire, Thiepval. Date painted: 1917 Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm (estimated). Collection: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

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Cemicl Wor n Toxic Imajinešnz

Ɖs sẋn includz wrc ɖt rspondz t gasworfer sns ɖ Frst Wrldwor. Includd in ɖs sẋn r Sôfi Jôduin’z hwntñ drōñz v fêsz wẹrñ gasmascs dpictñ a dstwtd hymn fizioṇmi.

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Xplorñ ɖ afṭrifcts v militri conflict ɖs dsple priznts Ɖ Seṗrešnlîn bî imrjñ ātist Cêti Dêviz, ẇč xplorz ɖ aftrmaʈ v ɖ wor in Afganistan bî dokmentñ ɖ militri rpatriešn fynṛlpṛsešnz ʈru ɖ Britiš tân, Royl Wŭtn Basit.

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Ɖ Senṣri Wor 1914-2014 z prizntd in pātnršp wɖ ɖ Ẇitẉʈ Ātgaḷri n ɖ Sentr fr ɖ Culčṛl Histri v Wor at ɖ Ynivrṣti v Mančestr. It z kretd bî Dr Ana Cādn-Cýn, Co-Drctr v ɖ Sentr fr ɖ Culčl Histri v Wor at ɖ Ynivrṣti v Mančestr; Dêvid Moris, Hed v C̣lẋnz, ɖ Ẇitẉʈ Ātgaḷri; n Tim Wilcox, Prinṣpl Kretr, Xibišnz, at Mančestr Ātgaḷri.”

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