Disasters of Peace

Welcome to the Disasters of Peace project website. Created by Sam Jury and Kamila Kuc, Disasters of Peace is an umbrella term for a collaborative project that incorporates research, making, writing and a curating. Scroll down for more information…


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Disasters of Peace Whitechapel Sam Jury Kamila Kuc



Whole Infernal Sequence by Reed O’Beirne, featuring Tzvet Lazarov





Project Founders

Sam Jury

Sam Jury

Sam Jury is an artist working in the areas of new media, moving image and installation. Her practice-led research investigates the psychological impact of moving image and societal narratives of trauma. Her interest in the slow violence experienced by the individual through causes such as climate change, mass displacement and war has resulted in project such as Climart – a five-year research project investigating the efficacy of arts/science collaborations and the effect of visual arts in communicating climate change and To Be Here (2012 – 16) a series of films, and film installations depicting the suspended trauma of mass displacement of Sahrawi refugees living in the Sahara Desert. In 2017, along with Kamila Kuc, she undertook a production residency in the partially recognised country Abkhazia, the result of which will be a collaborative multichannel sound and video work developed over 2018/19. Jury has been awarded numerous solo exhibitions including To Be Here a multichannel video and sound installation commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA (2016) and All Things Being Equal, video installation at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland (2015). Her work has been shown in seminal exhibitions such as Moving Time a major survey exhibition touring throughout the USA and China (2015 -17) and screened at film festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival (2018) and Experiments in Cinema, New Mexico, USA (2017). Jury is recipient of several Arts Council England awards and her work is held in public collections such as the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (Hungary) and the National Gallery of Art (USA).

For more information see: www.samjury.com

Kamila Kuc

Kamila Kuc, PhD., is a filmmaker, writer and curator, whose experimental works explore the complex relationships between technological apparatuses and creation of memories. She is the author and editor of numerous books on experimental media, most recently, Visions of Avant-Garde Film (Indiana University Press). She is the recipient of numerous grants, namely the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA), Arts Council England and Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), among others. Her work is held in the artinCINEMA archives in Budapest. Kuc’s films have screened at various festivals and art institutions, including ICA and BFI London, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, London Short Film Festival (UK), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival (USA), Montreal Underground Film Festival (Canada), Alternative Film/Video (Serbia), among others. Her Batum (2016) and I Think You Should Come to America (2017) screened in various iterations of the Disasters of Peace programme.

For more information see: www.kamilakuc.com

Kamila Kuc