Anne Lydiat is an artist and researcher who
shares her time between the Old Town in
Hastings 50.8543 degrees N, 0.5735 degrees E and her
studio on board the British ex trading vessel
MB Rock, moored on the tidal River Thames,
downstream from Tower Bridge, 51.5055 degrees N,
0.0754 degrees W.
Lydiat's photographs were made on a
voyage to Antarctica in February/March
2019 on the last ship before the onset of
winter. They were recently shown at the
Architectural Association's "Architecture in
the Extreme" - a debate on the paradoxes
by which, in Antarctica, permanence is
embodied by fragile prefabricated wooden
structures that stand as testament of
pioneering imperialistic explorations and
covert military operations or what Lydiat
describes as "the presence of absence".
44 pages of photographs and texts
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