Produced over a two-month period in Kandahar Province,
Afghanistan, Outposts builds upon Donovan Wylie's
previous projects - Maze and British Watchtowers.
Wylie's new work continues to interrogate the architecture of
conflict - Outposts derives from the concept of vision and
power, contextualised in themes of history and impermanence.
Prior to the pull out of Canadian troops in Afghanistan's
Kandahar province, Wylie created a systematic survey of the
outposts throughout the region. Commanding multiple lines of
sight, with dominance over vast swathes of land and built on
natural promontories, these outposts generate a kind of virtual
environment - a protective visual architecture.
This exhibition was jointly commissioned by the National Media
Museum, Bradford College and the University of Bradford. The
Bradford Fellowship is a partnership between the University of
Bradford, Bradford College and the National Media Museum. The
Fellowship is a prestigious award, given to mid-career
photographers or artists to develop their professional practice in
the context of the Museum's Collection.
Showing in Gallery One, National Media Museum.