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Black Powder Peninsula

Al-Ani, Jananne (2016) Black Powder Peninsula. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Al-Ani, Jananne

A single-channel digital video. Black Powder Peninsula extends Al-Ani’s long-standing enquiry into the relationship between the technologies of photography and flight and their impact on modern warfare, from the earliest systematic use of aerial reconnaissance over the battlefields of northern Europe during WWI to the use of surveillance satellites and drones today.

Black Powder Peninsula, takes the form of an aerial journey across the British landscape. Using helicopters and drones, Al-Ani’s film features an area of north Kent rich in military and industrial history. Locations include the remains of the Curtis’s and Harvey explosives factory at Cliffe; the ghostly footprint of the Anglo Iranian Oil Company’s refinery on the Isle of Grain; and the ruins of Palmerston forts in the Medway estuary.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 26 October 2016
Funders: Grants for the Arts/Arts Council England
Related Websites: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/arts/traces/index.aspx
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Related Exhibitions: Traces of War, Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London26 October 201618 December 2016
Material/Media: Digital Video
Measurements or Duration of item: 4 minutes 28 seconds
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 15:01
Item ID: 11590
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/11590

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