Marc Wilson's exhibition of phtographs since 2010 aims to reflect the histories, stories and memories of military conflict and the landscape.
These compelling images have a captivating duality that challenges the placing of the series within any distinct context.
On the one hand these photographs epitomise Wilson's undeniable skill as a photographer. Having so far been photographed around the UK, Channel Islands, North France and Belgium on various strips of coastline, these abandoned and decaying structural defences, built for the brutality of war are intrinsically opposed to the rugged scenery surrounding them, giving Wilson's images a powerful tension and evocative beauty.
The exhibition xplores the current presence of these architectural defences and explores how through their ongoing decay they have entwined themselves historically and physically with the changing landscape.
This exhibition marks the first time that these images have been shown on their own within an art gallery context, they have previously been shown at The Royal Armouries Museum.
As work that defies conventional categorisation, it is no coincidence that they are being displayed for the first time in London at Anise Gallery. Having secured financial backing through crowd-funding online, this project promises to evolve to cover western France, Denmark and the Orkney and Shetland Islands.
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