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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Hannah Smith Allen

SPE Member since 2015
Member Chapter: Northeast

Battle of Monmouth

The photographic artist book, The Battle of Monmouth, pictures a Revolutionary War site located outside of Freehold, New Jersey. Today the Battle of Monmouth exists in fragments; excavated bullets, cloudy horizon lines, and illegible texts mark the conflict. The Monmouth book does not attempt to retell a single historic narrative. Instead, It presents a collection of image fragments that suggest the limits and possibilities of historic meaning. As an artist, I am interested in how we can begin to imagine a war that pre-dates the invention of photography.

Spotswood South Brook

Extraction, Branches

Sir Henry Clinton

General George Washington and Molly Pitcher at Monmouth

Replica, Flintlock Pistol on Cream

Sutfin Farm (dawn)

Extraction, Leaf

Sutfin Farm Cornfield

First Pennsylvania Soldier

Replica, Call to Arms

Replica, Powderhorn on Cream

Blue Bulletin

Perrine Ridge

Installation View, Visual Arts Gallery

Battle of Monmouth Pamphlet (precursor to the final book)

Battle of Monmouth

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