“he would have like to explore it to its extreme limits, to study all the possibilities it offered him, to discover it plant by plant and branch by branch. i say he would have liked to, but in fact we found him continually reappearing above our heads, with the busy quick movements of a wild animal which always seems, even when squatting and still, to be on the point of jumping away.” [1]

23/05/2012 § Leave a comment

nicolas allinder, conceptual image for andros workshop (2012)

 

over the past four months, working under the guidance of murray legge, i spent countless hours designing a project for a fictitious client on an island i’ve never been to and most likely will never step foot on.  the project was driven by the idea of being both close and far, of being completely entrenched in a community and yet capable of slipping away into isolation.  the idea developed from the condition of living in an archipelago in which you are connected to all the surrounding islands by proximity, history and culture, and yet firmly isolated on your own island, history and culture.  the mediterranean both binds and separates these communities who, despite being so close and sharing so much can’t seem to get along.  i’d be lying if i said i didn’t dream about this place that doesn’t exist.

 

here there, there here [2]

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[image]     product of a young hare.

[1]    today’s title comes from:

Calvino, Italo. The Baron in the Trees. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. 45. Print.

[2]     this is a reference to a project done by the kind folks at rolu.  check it out!

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