War Sand

Larry Frolick, Kevin Robbie, Donald Weber

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June 6, 1944: D-Day
The epic of war, told by a grain of sand...

The seacoast of Normandy churns with history.
In this visionary rite of images, texts, and scientific data, photographer Donald Weber and colleagues explore the sand beaches where the D-Day invasion was once fought, inch by inch, hand to hand. Their task was to gather forensic evidence, and determine the fate of this legendary battle over time.
The war-relics presented here create an immersive experience on the theme of collective memory. They include WWII spy-craft and old Hollywood movies, dioramas and drone-mounted cameras, private post-war memoirs and wistful seaside photographs. These artifacts reveal war’s quantum traces. And they expose our civilization's longing for a final victory over death.
War Sand seeks a great truth: What is history?
And what does it mean to us, its creators and survivors?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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