JAMIE WARDLEY AND ANDY MOSS

Энди Мосс и Джейми Уардли

The Fallen 9000

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To celebrate World Peace Day this past weekend, two artists with an army of volunteers stormed the beaches of Normandy. Unlike in history, though, this army was equipped with rakes and stencils to etch 9,000 silhouettes of fallen soldiers into the sand. The Fallen 9000 by Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss serves as a stark visual reminder of the people and allied forces who died fighting for our freedom during the WWII D-Day assault at Arromanches on June 6, 1944. The team of volunteers originally started out around 60 deep, but when word spread the group quickly grew to 500 local residents. Unfortunately the installation only lasted a few hours before it was washed away by the tide.
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A pair of British artists have created this stunning installation of 9,000 silhouettes on a D-Day Landings beach to mark international Peace Day.

The project, named, ‘The Fallen’ is a tribute to the civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during the Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944.
The design was the brainchild of Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50.

Together with a team of volunteers the pair travelled to Arromanches beach, Normandy, to create the silhouettes, which were individually drawn into the sand.

Moving: The Peace Day tribute is a poignant reminder the thousands who died during Operation Overlord
D-Day tributes on the Arromanches beach, Normandy
Concept: According to artists Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50, the idea behind the piece was to create a visual representation of loss on an unimaginable scale
Those taking part made the shape of a person by putting down a stencil and raking the surface to create a distinctive figure.
The shapes were then left to the mercy of the tide which washed away the ‘fallen’ after around four and a half hours.

Speaking of the idea behind the project Wardley said: ‘The Fallen is a sobering reminder of what happens when peace is not present.
‘The idea is to create a visual representation of what is otherwise unimaginable, the thousands of human lives lost during the hours of the tide during the Second World War Normandy landings.

‘People understand that so many lives were lost that day but it’s incredibly difficult to picture that number.

Sand men: The team of artists and volunteers created 9,000 of the shadows which were eventually reclaimed by the sea

Teamwork: The project was originally made of 60 people, but after locals learned about the tribute they quickly joined in

Lending a hand: By the end of the day it is estimated that 500 people had chipped in to create the stunning beach art
‘You could see the horrific casualty of war when you stood on the cliff looking down at the beach.

‘Watching the tide come in and wash the bodies away was symbolic of all the lives lost in all wars, not just during the Normandy Landings.’
Veterans and families, including some who have lost loved ones in recent conflicts have been involved in the project.

Wardley, who has been working with partner since 2009, said: ‘We turned up to the beach with a team of 60 people but by the end we had over 500 people taking part.
‘There were people from all over the world who had heard about the event and travelled all the way to France to take part.

Unity: Operation Neptune is remembered as one of the great showings of wartime unity as the Allied forced launched their assault on Nazi occupied France

Reclaimed: The installation was designed so that the sea would wash over the bodies and wipe them from the beach in a moving reminder of the tragedy of war
Artists Andy Moss, right and Jamie Wardley

Achievement: Artists Andy Moss, right and Jamie Wardley, left said they hoped their art would remind people of the value of peace.
‘There were others who happened to be walking by and wanted to get involved.
‘It showed that people from all over totally understood the message behind it and I found it very overwhelming.

‘Some people told us that they had lost family in the Second World War and others said they had lost loved ones in Afghanistan and wanted to pay a tribute to them.
‘We finished all the stencils at about 7.30pm and everyone gathered and waited for the tide to come in.
‘The last silhouette was washed away at about 10pm and it was incredibly moving.”
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source: naoelogicoblogbr

Um projeto interessante e trabalhoso realizado pelo britânico Andy Moss e Jamie Wardley chamou a atenção em uma praia na Normandia. Com a ajuda de cerca de 200 voluntários e 5 horas de trabalho intenso, foi desenhado na areia 9000 figuras humanas em homenagem aos mortos de 6 de junho de 1944, durante a Operação Netuno que custou a vida de milhares de pessoas durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.
O projeto foi realizado no dia 21 de setembro, aproveitando as comemorações do Dia Internacional da Paz.
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source: etodayru

Всего несколько дней назад британские художники Энди Мосс (Andy Moss) и Джейми Уардли (Jamie Wardley)создали эти невероятно мощные визуальные образы на пляже Arromanche во Франции.

Они разработали эту концепцию под названием Fallen в честь Международного дня мира (21 сентября) как способ запомнить, что происходит в отсутствие мира. В интерактивном проекте участвовали приглашенные добровольцы, чтобы создать 9000 рисунков человеческих силуэтов вдоль песчаного берега.
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source: cookingideases

Existen instalaciones artísticas que, en vez de proponer una celebración o una condena, simplemente son un homenaje a la vida y a su pérdida prematura. Es el caso de “The Fallen” (Los caídos), una obra de dos artistas británicos creada el pasado 21 de septiembre para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Paz y que consiste en 9.000 siluetas dibujadas en la arena de una de las playas francesas donde se produjo el desembarco del Día D.

La efímera instalación es un homenaje a todos los civiles y las fuerzas militares que perdieron la vida durante la Operación Neptuno de aquel 6 de junio de 1944 y ha sido realizada por más de 500 personas con rastrillo y plantilla sobre la arena de la playa de Arromanches, la bautizada en clave en aquel desembarco como Gold Beach y que estaba situada entre las playas de Omaha y Juno.

Frente a esta villa costera las tropas aliadas levantaron un puerto provisional a base de lanzar al agua enormes bloques de hormigón, para facilitar el desembarco del material y las tropas; bloques que todavía hoy pueden verse desafiando a las olas del mar.

Jamie Wardley y Andy Moss, los dos artistas británicos, se presentaron en la arena de esta playa con un equipo de 60 personas al que rápidamente se unieron muchos lugareños y veteranos de guerra con sus familias, que no dudaron en participar durante cinco horas en este aleccionador recordatorio de lo que sucede cuando la Paz brilla por su ausencia.

Hasta que las siluetas desaparecieron rápidamente por la marea entrante, recordando así a los espectadores la idea principal de una representación visual prácticamente inimaginable: las miles de vidas humanas que se perdieron durante las horas de la marea en los desembarcos de Normandía de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.