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Joshua Craze
British writer, currently based in Chicago, at home at http://www.joshuacraze.com
British writer, currently based in Chicago, at home at http://www.joshuacraze.com
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I have an essay out in Chimurenga's excellent magazine, Chronic. I've long liked what Chimurenga has been doing, so it was an honour to be asked to contribute.

I wrote an essay about the UN mission in South Sudan, wilful forgetting, and the fantasies of international observers. You can read it here:

http://chimurengachronic.co.za/the-mission-of-forgetting-2/
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I have another new essay, this time on Abyei, but also out with Small Arms Survey: http://www.smallarmssurveysudan.org/facts-figures/borderdisputed-areas/abyei.html
HSBA - The Crisis in Abyei
HSBA - The Crisis in Abyei
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I have a new essay out on the SPLA's late-dry season offensive in Unity State, #SouthSudan. You can read it here: http://www.smallarmssurveysudan.org/facts-figures/south-sudan/conflict-of-2013-14/the-conflict-in-unity.html
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I have a new piece out in Media-N, on Jenny Holzer's redaction paintings. A version of this essay is also forthcoming in the catalogue of Jenny Holzer's 'War Paintings' exhibition, currently on display in the Museo Correr in Venice. The catalogue is edited by Thomas Kellein, and is being produced in collaboration with Frankfurt's Written Art Foundation. You can read the piece at it appeared in Media-N here:

http://median.newmediacaucus.org/the_aesthetics_of_erasure/in-the-dead-letter-office/

This is the beginning of the piece:

Behind the canvas, the water looks cold and unforgiving. It is as if the words were written onto ice crystals, black on blue, and where the canvas is still dark and liquid, I have to step closer in order to read them. Only when I lean in can I see the file number at the top of the page, (0062-04-C | D 369-69278), which indicates that the painting is based on a government document. It is difficult to read the words.

Slowly, I make out the handwritten lines that begin page 99 of the U.S. military’s report on the actions of the Special Forces personnel that beat and burnt eight prisoners in Gardez, Afghanistan, before dousing them with cold water and sending them out into the snow and ice. It begins: “I that my Renown is mentioned in (JIHAD) time I was a childe.”
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I will be talking about redaction, fiction, and falseness at the New School on April 25th, from 2:10 - 3:40pm, as part of Art in Generals, 'What Now? 2015: The Politics of Listening'.
Art in General
Art in General
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I have an essay on redaction out in Dissonant Archives, a volume produced by Ibraaz and edited by Anthony Downey. Written while in the wonderful confines of the Dar Al-Ma'mûn Artists Residency​, last summer. 

http://www.ibraaz.org/publications/22
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