Bluecoat Liverpool 2010-2011 : Removed and Destroyed Without Warning
Removed And Destroyed Without Warning (RADWW) is a monumental 3D drawing of a submarine by artist Mark Anstee.
Created from wood, cloth, paper and metallic wax, RADWW is a site-specific installation measuring approximately 12 metres from bow to stern.
Using the full height of the Bluecoat’s Vide space, this archetypal submarine is positioned diagonally ‘nose-up’.
RADWW is built using techniques employed in the construction of boats, planes and traditional stretchers for painting.
It references World War II military decoys as well as drawings of mediaeval war machines.
The outer skin or armour of the submarine is composed of approximately 2,000 paper panels, each individually frottaged by the artist, a technique associated with brass-rubbing but also used by the surrealist movement as a form of automatic drawing.