Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Invisible Cities: Baucis
When reading about Baucis, I imagined the city as a tangled mess of machines and houses, with pipes protruding on the outside and parts of slate rooftops looking as though they were crudely stuck on the sides of these monstrosities with glue. I wanted the stilts the city stands on to look mechanical, as though they were once moving, but the weight of the city and it's inhabitants is now too much, and the city remains hovering in the clouds, continuing to grow despite the fragility of the legs it stands on. The inhabitants spy on the ground from balconies and lifts (40) that lower them below the line of clouds disrupting their view.