During the month of March 1989, Margia Kramer is in residence at the List Visual Arts Center to develop and build a dramatic, interdisciplinary mixed-media environment which will examine militarism in out lives. Visitors can follow the development of the project during March, and view the completed installation during April. A special installation of lights, pathways, and platforms enclose folding screens of documents, a reference library, and videos created especially for this exhibition. Looking at Militarism will investigate shifts in the federal budget from civilian needs to the military. It will explore the effects of the defense/offense mindset on policy planning, consumer issues, the First Amendment, academic freedoms, and examine how aspects of national and global problems are overlooked or ignored when “national security” is the driving force behind research and development.
Looking at Militarism has been made possible through the support of the New Works Program of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Jerome Foundation, and the Rotunda Gallery.
Public reception Friday March 3, 1989, 5 to 7pm
Lecture “The Artist and the ‘Dream of Reason’…Margia Kramer” Thursday, March 9, 1989, 7:30pm, Bartos Theater
Panel discussion “Radicalism, Militarism, and the University” with professors, students, and experts, Tuesday, April 4, 1989, 7:30pm, Bartos Theater