The result is an exploration of organic matter, its structure, the forces of decay and destruction, and the intriguing beauty that an location with so much to say has both on and off the page.Glass Magazine
her photographs look radically different, set against a rippling expanse of reeds, a tranquil landscape to be admired.The Guardian
Inspired by the landscape on which the British military conducted its early experiments in flight, Scottish-born artist Anya Gallaccio exhibited a new work in two locations in Suffolk – at Orford Ness and at Snape Maltings.
During the First World War the recently-formed Royal Flying Corps conducted trials in aerial photography and bombing at secret testing grounds on Orford Ness, to which the artist returned for her contribution to 14-18 NOW.
Using images of imploded material taken from the site, original aerial photographs from IWM’s archive and the region’s constantly shifting shingle landscape, Gallaccio created a spectacular installation and a series of photographic images that drew on her fascination with the properties of organic matter and the forces of decay and destruction.
Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Aldeburgh Music’s SNAP visual arts programme, with the support of the National Trust.