Part two of the Whistling Copse series, Under the Wire continues working with the materials and places relating to the murder of a gamekeeper in a woods near Bath in 1927.
Under the Wire makes explicit reference to the physical partition that marks out the boundaries of ownership: barbed wire, chains, walls. Within this is a verdant Summer forest. Penetrating this, though, the weather changes, and we find the textures changing to cold, wet Autumnal ones.
Riddling this are the continuous line of the wire and the interspersed fragments of clippings from newspaper reporting of the murder and subsequent trial.
The continuous line of the wire connects together the place, the changing seasons, the reporting, and the guns.
Click on the thumbnails to scroll to that part of the book. Twelve O’ Clock Wood was originally a concertina book and was conceived as one continuous image.
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