Through three years of his work, Alex F. Webb has increasingly focused on the land of the east coast of England, particularly Suffolk, an area known for its rural charm but with a rich history of military experimentation.
Taking sites of uncertain access as a starting point, Webb has explored the ways in which individuals challenge and consider orthodox explanations of extra-ordinary occurrences. In particular, Blind Landing Experimental Unit [BLEU], the subject of Webb’s book and installation at Webber Represents, focuses on The Rendlesham Forest Incident of December 1980. An area of woodland next to the former Royal Air Force Base at Woodbridge, Suffolk, in which there were a number of reported sightings of craft of unknown origin (Unidentified Flying Objects). The incident has since become the focus of various allegations concerning coverups by the Police and the MoD, whilst being widely dismissed as a hoax.