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Polly Gould: Architecture for an Extinct Planet

Saturday 22 February 2020Saturday 21 March 2020

Series of works in paper, glass and sound, representing visionary fantasies and utopian manifestos in art and architecture. The works revisit some historic visions of the future in order to engage with contemporary debates on our survival. References include a late nineteenth century science fiction pamphlet Utopia; Or, the History of an Extinct Planet Psychometrically Explained (1884) by Alfred Denton Cridge, Glass Architecture (1914) and The Gray Cloth with Ten Percent White: A Ladies' Novel (1914) by architectural critic Paul Scheerbart and the publication of utopian designs titled Alpine Architecture (1917) by German architect Bruno Taut. The piece from which the show’s title is drawn, Architecture for an Extinct Planet: Birds of Paradise, is an architectural maquette in coloured glass, copper and solder, partially constructed out of magic lantern glass slides illustrated with exotic birds. Polly Gould works across media with an interest in fictions and histories, collections and archives, exploration and ecology.

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architecture | Bruno Taut | installation | Polly Gould | sculpture | works on paper


Danielle Arnaud
123 Kennington Rd, Lambeth
London SE11 6SF

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