Today we drove to “Batemans”, the home of Rudyard Kipling. His home was a home and therefore beautiful. It contained an assemblage of memorabilia that reflected both his travels as well as relationships and interests. The emergent melange of history gave glimpses of not only him but also an insight into his working life. The idea of “Glimpse” is not important. A peep is a GLIMPSE.
A view of a body of work does not neccesarily show a coherent picture. Here is an expectation that time confirms an approach...a slow confirmation of a position and philosophy. My experience is the reverse. The progression of time casts doubt about the validity of consolidation of a particular stance of view. Indeed, it is the emergence of new horizons that set new agendas.
This exhibition shows "bits of the past" and one current project in progress.
- Will Alsop