Stephen Hobbs’ SAS Somerset & Other War Stories: Installation Shots

Stephen Hobbs’ SAS Somerset & Other War Stories opened as part of First Thursdays at the Twenty Fifty Gallery on 2 April 2015.

Photograph by Stephen Hobbs

The installation demonstrated a unique and dynamic use of dazzle patterning and lighting onto a mock assemblage of the SAS Somerset; a spectacle conceived to enliven and transform the perception of the vessel’s significance in location and history.

Photograph by Stephen Hobbs

The project fulfils Hobbs’ long-time objective to artistically interpret two experimental periods in marine war tactics, namely, Razzle Dazzle Camouflage – a painted technique depicting a zebra-like pattern of inter-crossing lines and shapes – and Diffused Lighting Camouflage – where projectors mounted on a vessel change the colouration of a ship, and therefore alter the relationship of the ship to its surrounds.

Photograph by Stephen Hobbs  Photograph by Stephen Hobbs

Photograph by Stephen Hobbs   Photograph by Stephen Hobbs

Photograph by Stephen Hobbs   Photograph by Stephen Hobbs

Photograph by Stephen Hobbs   Photograph by Stephen Hobbs

Photograph by Stephen Hobbs  Photograph by Stephen Hobbs

All Photographs by Stephen Hobbs.