20 December 2013Jane and Louise Wilson / new commission

Jane and Louise Wilson
Blind Landings (H-bomb Test Site, Orford Ness) #3
2013, Photo collage, 360 x 360mm, Variation of 4

Locus+ are delighted to have worked with Jane and Louise Wilson for this year's Christmas card commission. These recently produced photo collages combine photographs they have taken of the laboratories built on the former Cold War military site, Orford Ness, off the Suffolk coast, and the yardstick; an imperial measuring device suggesting notions of time and obsoletion as much as distance. The complex was constructed to house a covert H-bomb test site for the U.K. Atomic Weapons Research Establishment that was active until the early 1980s.