© Blaffert&Wamhof and VG Bild-Kunst 2003-2017


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Gymnasium, Roberts Barracks, November 2008
 
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Squash Courts, Roberts Barracks, December 2008

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Klaus Prengel, Peter Prengel, Power Pack Workshops, Mercer Barracks, May 2008

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Motor Test Room, REME Civilian Workshops, Mercer Barracks, February 2008

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Civilian Mechanics' Restroom, Hazardous Material Store, February 2009

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Student Common Room, Derby School, October 2008

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Room Deviders, Derby School, October 2008

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Georgia, Kleine London, Schumannhof, July 2008

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The Globe Cinema, Woolwich Barracks, March 2008

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St. George's Church, Mercer Barracks, February 2009

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Bar Room, Officers' Mess 4th Reg Royal Artillery, Roberts Barracks, October 2008

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Ilisapeci Raluka, Waitress, Changing Room, Officers' Mess 1 Bn REME, October 2008

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Entrance Essex Club, Roberts Barracks, November 2008
 
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Training Wing, Accomodation Officers' Mess, Officers' Tennis Courts, Belfast Barracks, October 2008

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Capt Georgina Hood, Headquarters Osnabrück Garrison Mess, Quebec Barracks, July 2008

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Dining Room Headquarters Osnabrück Garrison Mess, Quebec Barracks, December 2007

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Pub, Junior Ranks' Club, Belfast Barracks, October 2008

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Col Hemprakash Goshai, Medical Centre, Imphal Barracks, December 2008

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Swimming Pool, Wellington School, Prestatyn Barracks, July 2008

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Osnabrück Garrison was the largest base for British soldiers outside Great Britain. It was closed in 2009.
During the twoyear period of the British troops drawdown, Blaffert & Wamhof became the chroniclers of a lingering farewell, of a moment of transition, of a moment of the 'not any longer' and the 'not yet'. It is these moments that are the subject of their artistic documentation. Their photographs can be divided into two groups of works: the pictures of the empty buildings and military facilities and the portraits of the soldiers and the civilian staff of the garrison.

Die Garnison in Osnabrück war der größte Stützpunkt britischer Soldaten außerhalb Großbritanniens. 2009 wurde er geschlossen.
In den zwei Jahren des 'drawdown', des Abzugs der britischen Truppen, wurden Blaffert & Wamhof zu Chronisten eines langsamen Abschieds, eines Moments des Übergangs, des 'NichtMehr' und 'NochNicht'. Thema ihrer Dokumentation sind diese transitorischen Augenblicke. Ihre Fotografien gliedern sich in zwei Werkkomplexe, den Aufnahmen der leeren Gebäude und militärischen Anlagen und den Porträts von Soldatinnen und Soldaten und zivilen Angestellten der Garnison.