Harry Willis Fleming

Research Station
The Bervie Brow Research Station is a setting on the north-east coast of Scotland, named after the high promontory on which it stands. The Station's dramatic outlying location fuses a rural landscape with Cold War archaeology. The Station is a home, research centre, stage for creative work, and source of inspiration.
'Deep-field research stations as a spatial type can be understood as remote sites of institutional living-working, temporary community, proximity to nature, and physical refuge in a landscape. They are often positioned geographically and conceptually on a frontier. In the polar regions, for instance, stations evolved through the twentieth century from simple wooden huts to sleek sci-fi styled architecture.'   [L. 5. 1, p.14]
Bervie Brow began as a military signals station, built in 1952 as part of an early-warning radar system against atomic attack. It was subsequently a listening station for US Naval cryptologists, and an emergency communications outpost for the British Army.
The Tardis-like Station brings together several strands of Harry's work. A precursor was the Field Tent, which was used notably for a research installation with Jane Wildgoose. Another point of origin is Strands: Station to Station, an art project with Gregory Whitehead and others. A key influence is the subject of Harry's doctoral thesis: the towers built by the artist R. C. Lucas, while thinking of the work of Gaston Bachelard and Frances Yates. The Station also builds on aspects of the Session Five programme, which included the restoration of a WW1 War Shrine.
The Station is available for professional filming/photography.
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