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‘If the Invader Comes’ is a film installation by photographer Dan Dubowitz and choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir that responds to the Martello Towers of England’s East Coast and to the ‘land’s end’ psyche of their coastal communities. These coastal defences attest to a psychology of vigilance that has animated the towers since they were built in anticipation of a Napoleonic invasion.
‘If the Invader Comes’, is the second collaboration by Dubowitz and Ó Conchúir that investigates the relationship between people and place. ‘If the Invader Comes’ is shown alongside their first joint work, ‘Tattered Outlaws of History’.
The Martello towers were built along the coasts of south east England and Ireland as an early warning system and defence line against a Napoleonic invasion but Napoleon never came and these towers never fired a shot in anger. Since then, the towers have been outsiders, a series of misfits.
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|Notes||Open wednesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm from 11th June until 21st August|
The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex, CO15 2LF
Map reference: TM 136128 Lat: 51.77308 Long: 1.09465
Parking : free
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