Laura Davidson : Visual &&& Digital Culture

WAKE / ARCHIPELAGO I FIRST POST I BLOWING IN THE WIND
Archipelago is a strikingly utopian title for the show that Gary Stevens  has curated. It recalls clichéd imaginings of bright blue skies and  rocky, isolated hamlets effortlessly floating above an expanse of  shimmering water. Despite the inevitability of having contrasting  geological features, these differences allow the islands in an  archipelago to create a vision of working in an aesthetic harmony. As  Michèle Le Doeuff explains in The Philosophical Imaginary,  there is a particular western tradition of developing intellectual  enquiry through such idealistic imagery. Le Doeuff recounts the  historical use of utopian geographies to describe the human condition.  In particular her reading of Thomas More’s Utopia, provides here an account for Archipelago.
For the full text please visit Visible Tracks,  an online space for contributors to respond to the 6 week long project  through writing, photography and other creative methods of inquiry.
WAKE / ARCHIPELAGO is on at Southwark Park, London until the 17th of July 2011.

WAKE / ARCHIPELAGO I FIRST POST I BLOWING IN THE WIND

Archipelago is a strikingly utopian title for the show that Gary Stevens has curated. It recalls clichéd imaginings of bright blue skies and rocky, isolated hamlets effortlessly floating above an expanse of shimmering water. Despite the inevitability of having contrasting geological features, these differences allow the islands in an archipelago to create a vision of working in an aesthetic harmony. As Michèle Le Doeuff explains in The Philosophical Imaginary, there is a particular western tradition of developing intellectual enquiry through such idealistic imagery. Le Doeuff recounts the historical use of utopian geographies to describe the human condition. In particular her reading of Thomas More’s Utopia, provides here an account for Archipelago.

For the full text please visit Visible Tracks, an online space for contributors to respond to the 6 week long project through writing, photography and other creative methods of inquiry.

WAKE / ARCHIPELAGO is on at Southwark Park, London until the 17th of July 2011.

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