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Little Village of Lights

25 October, 2010

This wee village of Doll houses (200!) in the Hayward Gallery is a quiet, residential version of Holland’s Madurodam.  The Author thought it would be awfully fun to be a miniature person and wander around this charming town.  The houses are so pleasantly and invitingly lighted; a comfortable suburb to be found inside that Brutalist monstrosity, the Hayward Gallery.  The mice of the South Bank must have had a wonderful time!

Town of Lights

Place (Village) by Rachel Whiteread at the ‘Psycho Buildings’ exhibition in the Hayward Gallery

Unfortunately the ‘Psycho Buildings’ exhibition, of which this village was a part, has long since left the Hayward Gallery.  The Author had the good fortune of making a visit to the exhibition, complete with a leisurely boat trip on the Hayward’s roof.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. John permalink
    29 October, 2010 2:31 am

    What a fascinating and destructive exhibit. Between the crashing houses and the exploding houses and the dollhouses at night still intact but spooky. And if you get tired of all that you can go paddling up on the roof!

  2. 17 November, 2010 10:50 am

    It was wonderful. The two houses by colliding Do Ho Suh was spectacular. The interior was so meticulously arranged; he had designed and created much of the furniture and added bits and bobs to make the house seem lived in and contemporary—not the standardized Victorian furniture you find in most doll houses. I wish I had a picture with greater detail. This is the best I can find:


    I wish my favorite Architect had been there too!

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