An idea I’ve had floating around for a little while is this black dog Rorschach image, inspired by Winston Churchill’s description of his struggle against depression:

I think this has turned out quite well; it was quite a challenge to get the symmetry right but I think the stark black and white adds to the image.

In other news I attended the Danna Project’s Urban Narrative exhibition today: there was a really impressive variety of ideas on show relating to spatial awareness in modern cities and how we relate to that. Curators Dan Tollady and Anna Baranowska kindly allowed me to take photographs of the works on display so that I could describe them here:


Riet Eeckhout’s ‘Lines of Resistance’ reinterprets a painting as a piece based around movement and resistance within a changing set of parameters.


Anna Baranowska’s ‘Spatial Revisitation’ superimposes images of significant places where she used to live over past and then present maps of Margate, where she lives and works now, and conecting the three disparate parts via string to signify the relationships between common components of each layer.


Dan Tollady’s ‘Spatial Geometries of Margate’ uses photomontage to reconfigure Margate landmarks alongside motion doodles created by letting pen travel automatically over paper during car journeys. This was then taken onto a 3D sculpture where the viewer is invited to examine a photograph of Margate from different angles to get the feeling of differing spatial qualities of the same locale.

Adam Hiles’ piece ‘The Dover Dichotomy’ explores, via photomontage and architectural planning the hypothetical notion of what would happen if the Port of Dover were to expand and consume the town itself; ‘Rise of Sealand’ looks at the possible rise of the micronation of Sealand, just off the coast of Herne Bay.

Carla Novak’s ‘Pigeon Racing Headquarters’ redesigned a Dover Victorian terrace as a Racing Pigeon clubhouse; ‘Welcome to the High Rise’ is a visual interpretation of JG Ballard’s novel High Rise into an architectural and spatial graphic.

Unfortunately I was unable to obtain footage of Adam’s or Carla’s film pieces, or Kyveli Anastassiadi’s film piece ‘Amalgam’. However, as yesterday, I would highly recommend checking the exhibition out in Margate at the Limbo Substation if you can before the show closes on Monday 7th.

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