Stolzenhain Base 2003
Stolzenhain Base photographs were taken using a video camera, at the former Stolzenhain Russian Nuclear Base, near Wiepersdorf, Germany in 2003. The base was abandoned in 1990 and in 2003 was used to store fertilizer. The gymnasium is the only building left standing today.

In this work I am interested in how our relationship with nature and landscape is a false construct of identification with historical cultural traditions, particularly landscape painting. This work explores the myth of representation and the idea of a failed romantic relationship with landscape.

This work was made possible through a residency at Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf through the Stiftung Kulturfonds 2003 and an Arts Council of Ireland residency award 2002.