From the roof of the Bomb Ballistics building at Orford Ness, a water deer looks tiny against the brown-grey shingle below. Perhaps it is further away than it seems – but then, moments later, a hare lollops past, inexplicably huge: everything on this strange spit of land seems only tenuously anchored to the real world. Now owned by the National Trust, this former military testing site on the Suffolk coast is the setting for Afterness, a series of works commissioned by art organisation Artangel. Inspired by the peculiar atmosphere of the Ness, five installations in sound, sculpture and drawing occupy the abandoned buildings that punctuate this desolate landscape, paradoxically rich in rare flora and fauna.
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