Donovan Wylie & Jim Goldberg: Candy & A Good and Spacious Land Interview

“I had this image that the Colt ’45 was made in, say, Colorado, but no, it was made in Connecticut to conquer Colorado, to win the West.  So that opened up a way of looking at American history that I wanted to pursue:  ideas of westward expansion and the architectural structures of the gun factories with their strong pillars to hold all the machinery and gear; that talked about weight, and Empire.  But the factories were all in ruins and I couldn’t work with that, visually”. –Donovan Wylie

Donovan Wylie: Invisible Architectures of War

The watchtower is not, typically, an offensive weapon. It’s an anticipatory instrument, a hedge against the inevitability of future conflict. By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Built in the 1950s, the Distant Early Warning line, or DEW line, was a system of radar stations stretching across northern Canada from Alaska to Greenland. Its job was […]