West meets East
Calling on the resources of the local war museum at Harrington established by her farmer neighbours, Glover built up a picture of life at the World War II airfield, later nuclear missile base. In this first phase the airfield supplied Continental resistance forces in the fight against Nazism. Later, the Thor rocket - the first nuclear medium-range ballistic missile - was based there, forming part of the emerging global balance of terror, denoted by the acronym MAD - mutually assured destruction. During the Cuban missiles crisis, Thor missiles stood primed for firing. Given the longitudinal nature of her project, the pictures naturally reflect Glover’s own changing photographic and artistic practice. This began with black and white toned pictures from the 1980s, depicting, for example, a small child lost against forebidding concrete structures, and range to the more surreal colour pinhole photographs she uses today. Using long exposures and the layering of light, the clouded sky seems to dislodge what otherwise are massive and monumental concrete edifices.