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Manufacturing Sceneries:
The Boating Lake
Peter Alexander Bullough
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The drawing is taken from an ongoing project titled Manufacturing Sceneries: The Concealment of the Bailiwick of Guernsey that explores the architecture of concealment and how structures can act as a mechanism of disguise. With inspiration from the science fiction novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, the drawing imagines how the tax loophole of the Island of Guernsey could be transformed into a company town that produces, ships, and sells products made from the Guernsey cow. The lake featured in the drawing would act as the heart of the proposed island masterplan that functions, at its lower level, as a large-scale industrial dairy farm and, at its higher level, as a boating lake designed for visiting tourists.

The duality between above-and below-ground conditions is challenged in the drawing with a fold at the center that determines the higher- and lower-level superstructure and the meeting point between industrial processes and the rural landscape.

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