Detachment by Sarah Hatton
December 5, 2016
Attendees at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) today for Taking it to the Streets: Summit on the Value of Libraries, Archives and Museums in a Changing World were treated to this video about Sarah Hatton’s Detachment artwork.
From her description:
Detachment honours the lives lost during the First World War and reinforces the enduring importance of collective memory on its 100th anniversary. These artworks are made from thousands of historical brass fasteners that once held together the military records of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
You can see the entire series at www.sarahhattonartist.com
My sincere gratitude to Library and Archives Canada for providing me with the brass from their mass digitization of 640,000 soldiers’ files. Learn more about this important project here: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/digitization-cef-service-files.aspx