Nick Waplington: Child's Play
What led you to photograph landfills in the West Bank?
During my time living in Jerusalem I decided to make work exclusively in the West Bank, I made a number of works using photography, painting, sculpture and process biased art, and one work seemed to lead to the next. One day while out in the South Hebron Hills visiting a tribe of Bedouin who live in caves, I came across the landfill site in this work. I returned a number of times to view the location and eventually decided to make work there.
The Patriarch’s Wardrobe is your second work that occurs in the West Bank, however a great deal of time has passed between this project and your first project there. What made you return?
NW: This is not actually the case, I lived in Jerusalem for four years and during this time I made a number of works as I already stated, the work in question The Patriarch’s Wardrobe was actually the first work from my time in The West Bank to be published and exhibited.