Dig by Daniel Silver is quite close to being brilliant. The ideas appeal to all my sensibilities – Freud, totems, belief systems, archaeology and mind excavation, a lovely crumbling site full of puddles… all quite exciting. But somehow it didn’t move me as much as it could have done.
The scupltures were beautiful though. Specially those little creatures all lined up in rows, peering so mournfully out at me, and then the majestic plinths down below with DarwinSocratesFreud all rolled into one, musing on the archaeology of the mind. Really nice mould.
I think it was something to do with the way you walked through the top space to the bottom space… I like the conceit of the layering of the space but, mmmmm, I think the way it was all laid out wasn’t quite thinking about what a real human would do and what they might think and feel while meandering through it all. I wanted to discover the route to the id in a more suprising way, not just by a side staircase made of scaffolding. Shouldn’t that staircase be in the midst of it all somehow, not as an add-on. Design of the whole is just as important as design of the little bits in the middle… even if those little bits are brilliantly crafted.
This article really opened it up for me though – and the thought of what they used to do with live cinema events is AMAZING. What inspiring ideas!