|Ella Klenner and Fausto - House by the Wild Sea|
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Ella Klenner and Fausto
We placed Ella and Fausto's House on one of the many stairs leading down to the River Thames. This particular staircase is on the North Bank near Tower Bridge. The river water was sloshing and slapping against the worn stone steps, chucking up globs of frothy, murky water. We placed the small, frail seeming paper structure on a step and waited for the river to claim it. The little house survived a few splashes before being swamped.
One of the things I am enjoying about the Dwell project is the sense of fragility and freedom that comes with placing paper structures in the city. There is an uneasy relationship between the lightness of the paper and the indurate environment of London. House by the Wild Sea provokes similar feelings in me; the plain little house with its garden fence stands alone against the backdrop of the vast sea and the house is all the more precious because of its vulnerability.
Don't forget to have a look at the next Collect Connect project, 'The Art of Caring' exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter.
To buy the Dwell Book for £6 then follow this LINK.