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How My Son Learns To Speak of War

How My Son Learns to Speak of War explores the process of understanding and verbalizing conflict in a series of monthly interviews with the artist’s five year-old son. The project investigates when and how war is understood, where it is learned from, and how it is described.  In kindergarten, there is great concern with power animals, robots and playground altercations, with vocabulary concerning wars in Iraq and Afghanistan slowly filtering in.