Combat Paper Project will be conducting an evening of readings and performances Aug. 28, 8 p.m., at RAGO auction house, on Cherry Street between Main and North Union streets, Lambertville.
The Combat Paper Project is a collaboration between military service members, survivors of conflict and citizens. Taking uniforms that were worn in conflict, the participants deconstruct, pulp and create handmade paper from the fibers of their old uniforms. The paper is then used in printmaking, bookbinding and journals. In this way a transformative process occurs, creating a new relationship with the former uniform as well as utilizing creative mediums to convey the complexities of militarism, the military experience and broaden the traditional narrative around service and sacrifice. Works from the Combat Paper Project will also be on display.