This is where decisions were made as to the type of response each squadron would make based on the information displayed on the readiness wall and the wooden blocks dotted across the huge plotting table
dominating the centre of the room; each block representing the location of enemy aircraft formations and the RAF fighters opposing them.
"Our ideas and opinions will add to the world view." As part of Interpreting the theme proposed by the Saudi Art Council, not only home-grown artists but Arab and European artists provide contrasting views; Palestinian Mona Hatoum's Plotting Table
, a flat surface drilled with hundred of holes with green lights shining through, refers to incessant political plans hatched to reshape our world.
On display are a plotting table
and a bank of phones used to communicate between the fire-control towers, the plotting room, and the gun crews.
It was only when the number of ships overwhelmed the area of the plotting table
that Ellen realised the magnitude of what was happening.
During the war, his father was in the Royal Engineers and his mother in the RAF - Mike explains: "She was in an underground bunker, working at a plotting table
Accordingly, arrangements were made whereby a fighter controller (Jagdleit Offizier, or Jlo), based on the relative positions of the enemy aircraft and the night fighter on a plotting table
, could transmit radio commands to the pilot, thereby guiding him to the enemy aircraft.
Complete with an original plotting table
, charts and equipment, it played a key role for Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay who planned the Dunkirk evacuation.
, 1998, was the one work that solidly referenced Hatoum's earlier interest in nationalist tropes, although it was streamlined enough to pass as "pure" design: a polished wooden plank drilled with holes forming a schematic world map and illuminated from below by means of green UV lights.
"We couldn't see the plotting table
because of all the ships.
During the war, his father was in the Royal Engineers and his mother in the Royal Air Force - Mike explains: "She was in an underground bunker, working at a plotting table
. She had top-security clearance.