“War Rug” is a work of documentary poetics in the form of a book length
poem. Multiple interwoven narratives explore life within zones of conflict
as viewed through the lens of current warfare. The narratives range from
passages inspired by journal entries, firsthand accounts, and news reports
to poetic constructs collaged from military doctrine, Freedom of Information
Act released government documents (like CIA interrogation manuals, and
detainee autopsy reports), and numerous other sources.
The film collages and juxtaposes archival source material with U.S. Military
footage in an exploration of alternative narrative interpretations of the
Not that it’s anywhere near me, just for good order:
“War Rug,” will be screened on April 17th, 2009 at FLATFILE galleries, 217 North Carpenter
Street, Chicago IL. The screening will be part of a larger event and will take place around 8:30 – 9 p.m.