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The poetics of the island of vessels

The poetics of the island of vessels

Spiller, Neil (2013) The poetics of the island of vessels. Architectural Design, 83 (5). pp. 112-119. ISSN 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi:

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Since 2000, Neil Spiller has been engaged on a ‘long project’: a series of hundreds of drawings that through a potent mix of cyborgian fantasy and Surrealism, imbued with poetry and biotechnology, evoke a psycho-geographical island inhabited by an irascible alter ego, ‘The Professor’. Spiller seeks out in this work ‘an unusual and startling architecture’ that reveals a ‘loving, enigmatic and ragged beauty’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peter Conrad;Islands: A Trip through Time and Space;Alfred Jarry;pataphysics;Marcel Duchamp;‘handler of gravity’;The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even/Large Glass;Maverick Deviations;Vaughan Oliver;V23;heavy-metal shaman;Neil Spiller, Flames of Desire and Hot Eggs – Inside the Chicken Computer;The Glade;The Great Scheme of Things;Isle of Thanet;Island of Vessels;Baroness's Filaments in Full Frenzy;A Queen;(Darwin);Cytherea;Aphrodite;Exploits and Opinions of Dr Faustroll, Pataphysician;Raymond Roussel;Locus Solus;Jeff Noon;Cobralingus;Holding Down the Hose – Before the Dawn;The Professor's Chess Set;Anthony Adam;Four Little Girls Are We – Inside the Professor's Shed
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > AVATAR (Advanced Virtual & Technological Architectural Research) Group
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 11:28

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