Issue nine of Unseen Projects features the ‘Model building ruins’ of artist, Thom Atkinson. more
“I’ve been working on a much bigger project for a few years and this was a sort of spin off from it. It’s also connected to a photobook I published about the Blitz in London and was kind of another way of coming at that same idea. The thread that joins these projects together is to do with British history and the way in which it is mythologised and remembered. In my head, the Airfix Ruins are like little found sculptures, made in memory of a war long ago, before the modellers were probably even born. They’re like devotions and dreams. And I think a lot of memory and mythology is to do with those things.”
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