Studio Sixty Six
Loos #1 and #2

Loos #1 and #2

Inkjet print
Print: 32 x 32in. / 81.28 cm x 81.28 cm
Framed: 38 x 38in. / 96.59 x 96.59 cm
Edition of 3

Diptych Available in smaller size:
16 x 16 in. / 40.64 x 40.64 cm
Edition of 25 

Stories written by Andrew Vincent and Colin Vincent to accompany the exhibition.

Loos Hospital 1
There was very little here. Then coal mining operations, a small town, a growing population. Then the Great War, poison gas, round after thunderous round of artillery. After that there was nothing for a while – not a tree or a building left standing. Only silence. The eerie, unnatural variety, with acrid smoke wafting off of it. Now there are trees again, birds trilling among the leaves, a new hospital. And this field spiked with unexploded ordnance, which remains fallow year after year.  
Loos Hospital 2
It could be a construction site, this unnatural expanse of worked over dirt. Or a landscape from Tarkovsky’s sci-fi flick, Stalker. Dried out by mid-day, shades of drab and dun dominate the terrain, darker where I guess the churning track of a dozer has turned up the earth some and smashed it down again. Flat stretches stippled with small clumps and clods – the ground pilling like a worn sweater where sand and specks of dust glom together and break apart. In the distance, a crane goes about its business, building something or other – quite possibly condos or a new wing of the hospital. There are trees and a couple of low blue buildings nearby too. Ordinary things made somehow strange by this resolutely barren tract of land.