Thursday, 15 October 2009

Last night forever by Andrea Gregson

This site-specific ‘cabinet of curiosities’ by Andrea Grigson was made following a period of research at the Garden Museum in London. It was a long cabinet on stilts placed in the central space of the Museum with peep holes at eye level along its length for viewers to look into. Andrea had studied Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (1661-1859) and depicted scenes from the gardens along the length of the installation. The glimpses afforded of the grottoes, arches, Italian gardens, ruins and seats was fascinating and more enjoyable because it was observed gradually and incompletely through the peep holes.

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