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New large-scale photographic works by Anya Gallaccio installed at Snape Maltings and at Orford Ness
A new work by Anya Gallaccio is to be shown at the fourth annual SNAP exhibition.
Anya Gallaccio has been commissioned to create new works inspired by some of the earliest experiments in aerial photography and the air bombing tests that took place during the First World War on the harsh landscape of Orford Ness in Suffolk. Her installations on Orford Ness and at Snape Maltings will comprise images made using extreme magnification to depict the inner landscapes of imploded material taken from the site of those early experiments.
Her installations will reference the almost abstract quality of early war photographs and their perspectives of land from the air. Given that the images will be extracted from the constantly shifting landscape of shingle at Orford Ness, this installation will address the site’s mysterious military past as well as its unique geological character. This new project, like much of Anya Gallaccio’s work, develops her explorations of organic matter, its structure and the forces of decay and destruction.
This will be the first time SNAP has developed a project with a solo artist. SNAP is the contemporary visual arts component of the Aldeburgh Festival, founded in June 2011 by artists Abigail Lane and Sarah Lucas,with the integral involvement of Sadie Coles and Michael Craig Martin. The shows are developed and coordinated by Abigail Lane in association with Aldeburgh Music.
This project has been co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions supported using public funding by the National Lottery through the Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and with the support of the National Trust.
SNAP Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, 14–29 June 2014
Snape Maltings, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1SP Orford Ness, Orford, Suffolk, IP12 2NU