Susie MacMurray: Cloud
Site Specific Installation, The Great Hall, Winchester 2015
reclaimed military barbed wire, butterfly netting
In the culminating exhibition of Hampshire’s Big Theme ‘1914’, Susie MacMurray responds to conflict, loss, memory and commemoration. With particular reference to the First World War, Cloud is a monumental newly commissioned artwork.
The events of the First World War touched so many lives. No family or life at the time was left unaffected. Cloud reflects the ominous presence of conflict a century ago, but draws parallels with more recent conflicts and the effects of war. It looms dramatically above a drift of 40,000 replica identity tags representing those fallen and those touched by war.