Orford Ness is a spit of land on the Suffolk coastline. Most reports surrounding the military testing and research facility that resided on its shores have been classified, in part due to the research conducted in the Ness laboratories surrounding the firing mechanisms of nuclear weapons, and in part due to the research into radar … Continue reading Fictions: Merman Syndrome
Throughout 2016, I've been trying to respond to artwork about landscape in more ways than simply essays. I found that in trying convey work that I liked, there was only so far I could go with conventional journalistic and essay writing. At the tail-end of each response article, I've been sneaking in a poem about … Continue reading Responses: Poems On Landscape and Melancholy
Debris degrades and degradation can be measured but can art be this measurement? Orford Ness in Suffolk, a former atomic weapons mechanism research and testing facility, doesn't ask these questions but the place has attracted such a huge number of artists to its shores that the question of creativity and its role as a reaction … Continue reading Responses: Blind Landings (2013) – Jane And Louise Wilson.