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Shona Illingworth, Balnakiel (2009)

As drone strikes, missile attacks and other forms of remote warfare dominate the headlines, Shona Illingworth’s Balnakiel (2009) possesses an eerie prescience. Made in the place where she grew up, an artist colony near to a massive military bombing range, it considers the numerous ways in which a constant sense of threat from the skies haunts the lives of people on the ground. 

Read Steven Bode's essay, Clearing the Air, which revisits Shona Illingworth’s Balnakiel in the light of her recent major work, Topologies of Air.

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