Visibly Invisible

(Die Architektur des Konfliktes)
Utilizing a combination of conceptual and typological approaches, Wylie’s work interrogates the conceptual architecture of power, containment and war. Wylie’s photography is often described as ‘Archaeologies’, and stems primarily from the political and social landscape of Northern Ireland, where he grew up. His book The Maze, a photographic survey of the infamous prison in Northern Ireland, was published to international acclaim in 2004, and began Wylie’s ongoing photographic study of military architecture. His photographs look at the specific nature of modern military structures, and reveal the visual relationships they have to landscape. Wylie’s work engages in subtler concepts of history, transience and territory. This talk focuses on works from 2004 up to the present day.