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Lundy, Louis, Barge and Troy (2014). Two channel synchronized (1080x1920) HD video, sound, MDF, 6:31 min. Installation views the 4th International Çanakkale Biennial.

The conceptual and the visual construct of the artist’s work is twofold: one screen presents the shipwrecks of the fleet of the Allies, Lundy, Louis and Barge that were sunk in their approach to the strait of Dardanelles in Turkey during the ‘Gallipoli Campaign’ of World War One. The second one shows the bustle of contemporary vessels crisscrossing the blue waters above. The edit of the footage implies that the battleships perished along the same axis one following the other. Through a very particular filming technique of vertically scanning the seabed and the waters above, the work endeavours to signify the importance of the act of sombre remembrance and reconciliation. From an unfamiliar bird’s eye perspective, the camera tracks slowly over the length of the shipwrecks revealing decaying remnants that are both hauntingly beautiful and menacing. We cannot escape thoughts about the circumstances of their ill fate. (exhibition brochure text)