Winterline part 2, Museo Nazionale del Molise, Venafro, Italy December 2014 – April 2016

Winterline part 2, Museo Nazionale del Molise, Venafro, Italy December 2014 – April 2016

Winterline – works from 2015

The works in the series ‘Winterline’ address land as location and site where lives are lived and lost. They document and explore the impact of conflict upon territory, from its essence as soil, rock and vegetation to its utilisation in the strategies of warfare.

Since 2011, Elaine Shemilt has carried out research in the territory of central Italy to produce ‘The Winterline Series’ which now comprises over 50 individual works.

Working closely with Deirdre MacKenna, Elaine has walked the territory between the Volturno and Rapido rivers, guided by the following resources:

images of the territory made by Margaret Bourke-White in 1943 and 1944;

Fifth Army at the Winter Line (15 November 1943-15 January 1944) First printed by the Historical Division, War Department, for the American Forces in Action series, 1945. CMH Pub 100-9;

From the Volturno to the Winter Line (6 October-15 November 1943) First printed by the Historical Division, War Department, for the American Forces in Action series, 1945. CMH Pub 100-8;

and the knowledge and guidance of Luciano Bucci, Director of the Museo Winterline, Venafro

The series is still in development and will be published in 2017.

Please see Winterline – Castello Pandone for more information on and other works in the ‘Winterline’ series.

 

Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 1' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 3' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 4' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 5' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 6' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 7' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 8' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 9' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 10' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 11' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 12' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 13' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 14' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 15' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents
Elaine Shemilt 'Winterline Suite 16' Etching and chine colle on Somerset paper 2016 Edition of 1 © Cultural Documents