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Issue No. 17 - Enigma

Nick Waplington: Child's Play

Nick Waplington: Child's Play

Photo by Nick Waplington

Photo by Nick Waplington

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.

You can read the full interview on page 368 of Chaos here!

© Nick Waplington

© Nick Waplington

© Nick Waplington

© Nick Waplington

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