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Miniature worlds

'You may be daydreaming in almost any situation, without breaking the front of normality, while at the same time making the present more fantastical. Now everything is possible, and in this fact lies its subversive and emancipatory power. In everyday life, where so much is planned and ruled by routines, the daydream operates as a wild card, slipping into cracks and forgotten corners, disappearing in all directions, and then returning to bring the present into new light.'

B. Ehn, Lofgren, O., 'Daydreaming', The Secret World of Doing Nothing, 2010

 

Installed within the cracks, crevices and interiors of the crumbling city, these miniature habitations form part of a series of urban interventions first commenced in 2000. Once described as 'architecture for forgotten spaces', imaginary narratives are woven into the pre-existing colours, texture and nature that peels and grows from the walls of our urban surrounds.

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Hideaway (detail), 2001

The Mountain Inn (detail), 2001

Sandcastle, 2000

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'Sandcastle', Bow, London, 2000

'Chateau Arachnide', Limehouse Cut, London, 2005

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'Hideaway' (detail) 2001

'The Mountain Inn' (detail), 2000

'The Mountain Inn', Soho, London, 2000

'Hideaway', Islington, London 2001

'Around the Campfire', Melbourne, 2011

'Memory Lane', Northcote High St, Melbourne, 2011

'Oasis', Soho, London, 2001

'Lost', Melbourne, 2011

'Baba Yaga's kingdom', Fitzroy, Melbourne, 2009

'Credit Crunch', Fitzroy, Melbourne, 2009

'Myrmidon House', Whitechapel, London, 2006

'The Secret Door', Northcote, Melbourne 2011

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'Cave of Skulls', Victoria Park, London, 2008

'The Avengers', Columbia Rd, London, 2002

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'Once upon a time..,', Gamble Prestegard gallery, , 2015

'Goldbugs', Limehouse, London, 2002