Dr Milena Michalski
Visiting Research Fellow & AHRC Artist in Residence
‘Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community’
- Visual arts and peace and security
- Still and moving images and war crimes
- Construction and propaganda in film and photography
- Experimental film and video
- Russian and Soviet cinema
I joined King’s College London as an academic researcher in 2007. While working on the AHRC Beyond Text project ‘Pictures of Peace and Justice: Documentation, Evidence and Impact of Visual Material in International War Crimes Prosecution’ in 2011-12, I created a visual arts output — a series of silkscreen prints exhibited at King’s Place, London — to complement the academic publications. I have continued to interweave art and academia in subsequent projects.My arts practice engages particularly with place and perception, sight and site, using a range of media, including print-making, photography, analogue film, digital video and site-specific installation. A major ongoing project is ‘In/Visible War Crimes Sites’.I have worked on academic, arts and often conflict-related projects with the British Film Institute, the National Film Theatre and LUX. I have held seminars and given presentations at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and participated in many other national and international academic conferences. As an artist I have won national and international juried competitions, and have been awarded bursaries and a residency.
Artist in Residence Project
'Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community’, an AHRC-funded, inter-disciplinary, collaborative project bringing together academics and artists from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, the LSE and LCC, University of the Arts London.
For this project, I am building on my previous academic and artistic work at King’s on the AHRC ‘Pictures of Peace and Justice’ project, which identified the salience of visual material in transitional justice and its potential for reconciliation and the issues of memorialisation. My ‘In/Visible War Crimes Sites’ series of artworks is ongoing.