GSA Degree Show 2016 – Phantasmagoria, non-place of desire

 “Ambiguity is the appearance of dialectic in images, the law of dialectic at a standstill. This standstill is utopia and the dialectical image … dream image” – Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project, 1927-1940 Passage des jumelles Phantasmagoria, non-place of desire explores the irreversible dynamic of time – and our attempts to find fixity. Where does linear time become episodic, to form our memories, our identity? How do the places we inhabit help to conjure our dreams? In a world increasingly made up of generic spaces – the departure lounge, the motorway, the shopping mall, even the gallery – we experience…