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About the Work

This work was about escapism and the separation of the past from the present. A holiday outing to the site of the Battle of Naseby resulted in seeing a re-enactment of the battle by the 'Sealed Knot Society'. When I realised what I was witnessing, on the spur of the moment I decided to make a work and was lucky enough to find someone to lend me a spare camera. As far as I could tell, the battle was realistically performed; indeed, a 17th-century field hospital which performed 'amputations' as part of the entertainment was set up in the foreground,. This took place before a party of disabled spectators drawn up in wheelchairs directly in front of me.

(Collection: Contemporary Arts Society)

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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