Fearful Symmetry: Reflections on Torness Nuclear Power Station

Exhibition at the Merz Gallery, Edinburgh, featuring David Faithfull, Tim Taylor and Andrew Mackenzie

May 2005

Jettison series
A series of prints, multiples and artists books investigating the wreckage and associated material salvaged from the site of a RAF Tornado F3 crash near Torness Nuclear Power Station, 25 miles SE of Edinburgh on the 18th of November 1999.

Jettison 1: flotsam:

This flight Crash Investigation details the site of the crash, the flight paths both proposed and actual of the plane and the ejector seats, the salvaged wreckage and its possible positioning within the original plane.

Jettison 2: jetsom:

Records the final flight path of pilot and plane in flip book form, detailing the rotation of the ejector seat and the planes final descent.

Jettison 3: shard:

Presents a fragment of the wreckage packaged as a boxed multiple together with Jettison 2.

Jettsion 4: kit

Double sided, hand lithoed print, recording all the wreckage fragments in model aeroplane ‘kit’ form. This integrates the digitally photographed individual shards and fragments in Photoshop within the scaled kit frame, inviting the viewer as participant in the crash investigation to assemble the numbered pieces, following the numberless instructions to their own particular constructions and conclusions.