Gustav was made in 2012 as part of an exhibition entitled, Ghost Station that I helped curate at Bletchley Park. Bletchley is of course better known now as Home of the Codebreakers and birthplace of the modern computer - significantly the place where Alan Turing created the Bombe machine that helped crack the Enigma Code which in turn helped to bring World War II to an end. The piece is shot over the award winning poem, ‘Velocity' by Ivy Ireland and tells the true story of the pigeon that delivered home the first message of the D Day Landings in Normandy 1944. For this he (Gustav) was presented with the Dickin Medal - the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross for Bravery! We were given unprecedented access to the spaces, museums and machines of Bletchley to help tell the story of events around that time and it seemed fitting to also pay tribute to Mr Turing with the inclusion of his ‘machines’ and a ‘cameo’ of him on his bicycle in Bletchley! Many of these locations and machines were later featured in the historical thriller, The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Since then it has received screenings in Cannes, New York and London and is part of the collection in the museums of Bletchley. Funded by Arts Council England.