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War for Big words, in a Small Place

Jackson, Helen, Privilege, John and Lynn, Wilson (2014) War for Big words, in a Small Place. Coleraine Town Hall [Installation]

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URL: http://www.warofbigwords.com

Abstract

Using newspaper reports from Coleraine-based newspapers to document and reveal the contribution made by local people, both those signing up to join the regiments and those left behind, the screened images reflect on the life and times in the Coleraine Borough in the lead up to, and outbreak of the First World War.The installation seeks to capture the heady mix of patriotism, loyalty, enthusiasm and optimism regarding the war that swirled around the streets of Coleraine in 1914. Revealing these histories as they were told through Coleraine and Londonderry newspapers, the images tell the story of how the war efforts in Europe and Britain impacted on the life and times of those living in the Coleraine borough at this time. The images also explore some of the more mundane aspects of life in Coleraine, revealing the wider aspects of cultural life in the borough that went on in spite of the war. In the juxtaposition of the mundane with the monumental, the installation seeks to capture the life and times in the Coleraine borough in the lead up to, and outbreak of the First World War, and thus offers a snapshot of the War for Big Words in this Small Place.

Item Type:Installation
Keywords:First World War, Coleraine, patriotism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
Location:Coleraine Town Hall
Installations:
Installation titleInstallation locationStart dateEnd dateDescriptionMediaPublisherURLDimensionsTechnical specification
War for Big Words, in a Small PlaceColeraine Town Hall, Coleraine25 June 201425 June 2014The screening of the War for Big Words, in a Small Place installation formed part of a series of public events organized by Coleraine Borough Council during the summer of 2014, to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The project created through a unique partnership between the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster, Coleraine Borough Council and the Royal British Legion, aimed to tell the story of the contribution to the war effort made locally by the people of Coleraine, and nationally by the Royal British Legion.VideoUNSPECIFIEDhttp://www.warofbigwords.com3 screened images, each 2.2x3.0m3x HD MPEG4 videos, screened through 3x 4000 Lumens Projector with Sanyo XT35 Lens
ID Code:31651
Deposited By: Dr Helen Jackson
Deposited On:21 Jul 2015 08:44
Last Modified:21 Jul 2015 08:44

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