death comes home to farm

Death Comes Home to Farm 2014 Video installation

In March 1962, just after lunchtime an experimental nuclear bomber, the Handley Page Victor, crash landed into a farmhouse in Lincolnshire. through conversations with a woman who was in the house at the time, and her farm foreman who rescued both her and her husband.

Death Comes Home to Farm utilises documentary form to explore embodied memory, the generative capacity of trauma, shared experience, the military and agricultural technologisation of the landscape and the creation of space in the air, the oppositions between post war EU civilian collaboration and military isolation, and the scalar intersections of the Global and the Local.

 

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