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Wrecks of Scapa

McMurdo, Wendy and Bell, V (2007) Wrecks of Scapa. FOAM: International Photography Magazine, 10 (7). pp. 131-150. ISSN 8 710966 1552 33

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Wrecks of Scapa is a unique visual arts project, which has built upon collaborative links between the life sciences of marine biology, archaeology and photographic/digital imaging.
Through the utilization of scientific information-gathering techniques alongside traditional and digital photographic methods, this project will result in a powerful series of artworks, which explore the many links between technology, scientific imaging and the visual arts.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 8 710966 1552 33
Additional Information: 131-150
Review: In June 1919 German Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow, a body of water in the Orkney Islands, to prevent it falling into the hands of the Allies. By using various forms of visual and written records, Wendy McMurdo attempts to reconstruct this dramatic incident in such a way that it does justice to the complex nature of history.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scapa Flow; Orkney; scientific imaging; digital photographic methods; reconstruction; history;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 900 History & geography > 940 History of Europe > 941 British Isles
700 Arts & recreation > 770 Photography & computer art > 770 Photography, photographs & computer art
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Item ID: 2313
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2008 11:40
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 14:57
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2313

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