Trevor Paglen, An English Landscape (American Surveillance Base near Harrogate, Yorkshire), 2014

Waiting for the train
Layout
Trevor Paglen Poster
Menwith Hill


Photograph: Ollie Hammick

Photograph: Ollie Hammick

Photograph: Ollie Hammick

Layout by Fraser Muggeridge studio and artworking by Tapestry

Poster by Fraser Muggeridge studio

Photograph: Thierry Bal, who accompanied Trevor Paglen on his trip to Yorkshire


Photograph: Ollie Hammick

Photograph: Ollie Hammick

Photograph: Ollie Hammick

Layout by Fraser Muggeridge studio and artworking by Tapestry

Poster by Fraser Muggeridge studio

Photograph: Thierry Bal, who accompanied Trevor Paglen on his trip to Yorkshire


An English Landscape (American Surveillance Base near Harrogate, Yorkshire) was a 62-metre long, panoramic photograph installed across the length of a disused Tube platform.

Standing in the station, you were transported to the Yorkshire countryside but then led to question a cluster of white, geodesic domes on the horizon – military installations used by the United States in intelligence-gathering. Referring to art-historical figures such as Constable, Turner and Gainsborough, artist Trevor Paglen sought to create a contemporary version of what they saw.

The scale of the work necessitated a large technical team and the content required acute legal awareness and agility.

art.tfl.gov.uk/projects/an-english-landscape-american-surveillance-base-near-harrogate-yorkshire/