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 UXB Billboard - Ireland and New Zealand 2009

UXB Billboard - Ireland and New Zealand 2009

These works examine landscapes of concealment from the Trentino region of Northern Italy. Using Aerial Interdiction Mapping conducted by Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd, the photographs indicate the distribution of unexploded ordinance dropped on Italy by the British in 1944.   The works were commissioned for the initiative Italian atlas: portrait of a changing Italy , conducted by the MIBAC (Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities) Italy and DARC (Director General for contemporary art and architecture), Rome. They were first shown in MAXXI Rome. They pose the question; How can the photographic interrogation of landscape excavate narratives and histories not visible on the surface of the land? How can the post-conflict landscape offer revitalized insights into the narratives of war and the memorializing of history?