Encounters of the Remote Kind

Photographs on archival paper | 2016

In 2013, I undertook a small expedition, to try to see the Maunsell Seaforts, which dot the coast of the UK. These huge metallic structures, relics of the Second World War, were operated as army and navy forts, and named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities including pirate radio broadcasting.

Shivering Sands, Encounters of a Remote Kind and Field Notes are works that have emerged out of my engagement with the site. The three works are linked, not only by content but also by time. We are presented with an assortment of artifacts, which are both archaeological record and engineered fiction.