“The planes were installed by the artist Fiona Banner as part of the annual Duveens commission.
One plane, the Harrier, hangs from the ceiling like a trussed bird while the other is displayed belly
up on the floor like a wounded animal.”
“We all hate war but these objects inspire a strange enthusiasm in us.
When you reflect on their beauty it’s a strange thing,
people say surely they are designed with an aesthetic in mind and, of course,
they’re not. They are absolutely designed to function and that function is to kill,
and that says something questionable about our aesthetic judgement and makes
us ask questions about our moral position.”- The Guardian
[All the World’s Fighter Planes, 2005-06]
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