whole: A work in two parts, mounted side by side, consisting of text and image.
image: Four houses, built in two blocks of two, in waste ground. Behind the left hand block can be seen the tower and spire of a
text: CLOSE QUARTER BATTLE RANGE
VILLAGE: C.Q.B.R. recently made its appearance in the press during a civil protest in Germany against the planned construction of a complex
of ninety houses on the SENELAGER training ground. Reuters reported that 'Despite the sniping by the local press, there appears to be
little residents can do to stop the project.' Control of the manoeuvre area comes under agreement between the British and West German
TRAINING: A British army spokesman confirmed the existence of two training camps designed to look like British towns, and that those
specifically designed for training soldiers in combat techniques applicable to the North of Ireland had existed for eight to ten years,
training in techniques such as house to house searches, setting up cordons, and dealing with snipers.
The plan to build an enlarged 'Civil War City' featuring houses, a shopping precinct, schools and playgrounds will involve the army more in
Through the process of drawing and enlarging this newspaper article, Glenys Johnson draws attention to the power of both text and image. The artwork, made with soft smudged pencil, demands close inspection, which in turn enhances its impact.
Johnson was born in Lancashire and attended the Slade School of Art in the 1970s. She is known for making politically charged works in the 1980s and has produced performance art as well as painting and drawing.