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Reflections on two sites

We’ve come to the end of our time in Suffolk County and Felicity and I reflect on our project Change, Chance and Circumstance: Field Notes. What started out as a conversation on Aldeburgh Beach last summer and an exchange of […]

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Concrete Nature

On our last trip out to Montauk Point, we visit Camp Hero which lies next to the Lighthouse. Again, the parallels with Orford Ness are striking. Camp Hero, like the Ness, was a strategic military defence station looking east from […]

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Half way

Felicity and I want to keep this project fairly open at the moment so that we can respond to both the coastal sites in Suffolk UK and USA and see what material emerges. It is helpful to be working collaboratively […]

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A strange land

The day arrives when we can take the ferry onto Orford Ness. Entry and movement around the Ness is strictly controlled to protect the marshland and shingle habitat, and to avoid the public finding unexploded ordnance left from successive testing […]

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A precarious position

The next day, we walked from Aldeburgh to the northern end of Orford Ness by Slaughden. Here, the distance between the North Sea shingle shore and the marsh of the River Alde is a matter of metres. ¬†We saw a […]

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From afar

Orford Ness is a spit of shingle precariously attached at the north end at Slaughden, near Aldeburgh. It is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and best preserved in Britain largely due to control in visitor numbers by the […]

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Commonalities

Felicity told me about the most easterly part of Long Island: Montauk Point. I started to find out about the area and was struck by a number of commonalities with Orford Ness, an area in Suffolk that has fascinated me […]

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Change Chance and Circumstance: Field Notes

A research collaboration with New York-based artist Felicity Faulkner examining coastal and environmental change around Orford Ness, Suffolk, UK and Montauk Point, Suffolk County, USA. My travel to the USA is supported by a-n Artist Bursary.

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