Echoing ideas of new age, DIY and utopian currents in 1970s culture and reimaigining the abandoned Thurlow Street car park as a common space, I installed a large scale Lime Dome. As an object it references the post-hippy utopian dreams of 1970s back-to-the-land living. At a large scale and in a public art context its form also talks about hopeful and positive imaginings of better futures and pulls in things like Biosphere II and the Eden Project. It continued the thread of temporary making with biodegradable materials, placing willow poles and limes in an empty brutalist car park gave the materials an even more alien quality: weird interlopers in a dirty space. 

Photos © Dateagle Art

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