If war is conducted largely on the field of logistics, how is the necessary level of involvement in the administrative staff maintained? How do those left behind on the ground remind themselves of how and why they fight? Abandoned office spaces on disbanded squadron facilities may give some clues. This new series of photographs was made at RAF Coltishall in May 2007. Contemporary artists and archaeologists are collaborating in an interdisciplinary investigation of the site during its closure.
The War Office: Everyday Environments and War Logistics
GAIR DUNLOP MAKES ARTWORKS WHICH EXPLORE ENTROPIC MODERNISM: THE NEW TOWN, THE MILITARY AIRFIELD, THE FILM ARCHIVE, AND THE MEMORY OF PROGRESS. FINAL RESULTS VARY FROM WEBSITES TO HANDMADE BOOKS, LAWN DRAWINGS TO “EXPANDED CINEMA” EVENTS. HE IS INTERESTED IN COMBINING ELEMENTS OF SITE-SPECIFIC PRACTICE WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES. SINCE MARCH 2006 HE HAS BEEN COURSE LEADER OF THE MASTERS PROGRAMME IN MEDIA ARTS AND IMAGING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND. SEE WWW.GAIRSPACE.ORG.UK.
Gair Dunlop; The War Office: Everyday Environments and War Logistics. Cultural Politics 1 July 2008; 4 (2): 155–160. doi: https://doi.org/10.2752/175174308X310875
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