The Last Things
Project info

The Last Things provides an exclusive glimpse of a secret Ministry of Defence (MoD) Crisis Management Centre beneath the streets of central London.

Over an eight month period in 2006 – 2007 photographer David Moore was allowed unprecedented access to one of the inner sanctums of government. This secret space which would only be used in a
major national emergency, provides a glimpse of a strictly controlled working environment, continuously on stand-by.

David Moore has been described by the writer and physchogeographer, Iain Sinclair , as 'photographer of secret spaces'.

The images present and interpret a claustrophobic and hermetic, artificially lit and air conditioned environment in which a looming sense of threat is ever present. Both technologically sophisticated and touchingly ordinary The Last Things is a disturbing document of an environment most of us will never see.

Although Moore enjoyed relatively free access to all parts of the facility, small areas of certain images have been digitally altered at the request of the MoD to protect what they consider to be sensitive
information. This hints at the complex relationship between the British public and the MoD and the ongoing need to manage crisis and potential danger.

The Last Things first exhibited at Belfast Exposed in 2008