The Fallen (Tome)2010 - 2011
45 Giclée prints, hand bound in red leather with gunmetal linen slip case.
Measures 34cm x 50cm x 8cm
Edition of 12+1 A.P
“Jad Oakes conceived The Fallen in response to the rising death toll of British soldiers in Afghanistan. By superimposing multiple faces of serving soldiers, he creates a composite image of the military body, to reflect on the fleeting media images of ‘The Fallen’. Indeed the nature of military practices forms the perception of the army as a mass, not a collective. Oakes reflects on this dehumanizing process, whether advanced by the military or media, which suggests that civilians relinquish their identities when they become soldiers.”
War & The Body exhibition 2010