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Surrender was a  light installation for the Shadow  Factory,  The Longbridge Light Festival, 2016. At the centre of this project is the notion of how we mediate and  remember war.  The project considers that model making is in a sense a  passive form of domestic (largely) re-enactment. To this end this work takes the phenomena of toy model soldiers as a point of departure.  The piece is a scaled up (to near life size dimensions) section of a toy soldier model making kit through which searching lights are projected rendering flickering figures of light. The figures, formulated by the surrounding shadows mark both absence and presence. Surrender served as both as a memorial to local soldiers  who died in WW11 and a display that hints at the how the human was used on an industrial scale in the World Wars.

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