Artist discussion and screening with Larry Achiampong, David Blandy and Katie Davies chaired by Dr. Emma Murray (LJMU)
The exact number of former Armed Forces personnel in prison in Britain is at present unknown and figures are widely contested, but it is believed that the number represents ‘a significant subset of the adult male prison population and by occupation, potentially the largest’. With a move to now better recognise and support veterans within the criminal justice system, what does this identification mean for the individuals themselves?
To Serve is an artist discussion and screening event exploring the spaces between military, custody and civilian life through the lens of collaborative artworks produced by veterans and artists, including the first public screening of The Separate System, a new collaborative commission produced by veterans at HMP Altcourse and HMP Liverpool with artist Katie Davies.
Alongside The Separate System we will be showing FF Gaiden: Control (2016), FACT’s pilot project by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy with veterans at HMP Altcourse. The event will be chaired by
Dr. Emma Murray, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University and Director of the Reimagining Conflict: Policy, Pedagogy and the Arts research centre.