Stone Cold Casanova

Wardrop, Joanne. May 2015 – October 2016 Stone Cold Casanova. [Project]

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Creators: Wardrop, Joanne
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Penrhyn Castle is a National Trust owned, mock-Norman Victorian Castle, which actually means, it is a brick country house covered in an elaborate façade. The site is contentious. Built by an English plantation and quarry owner responsible for the second longest strike in history, the site is hated by most that surround it. However, others love the house and the family, and when visiting the site this complexity gets simplified or selected in order to make it manageable and attractive. I was interested in drawing out these complex histories and finding alternative ways they could be discussed and adopted into the official history of this bizarre fantasy architecture.

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Design
Date range: May 2015 – October 2016
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Event Location: Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, United Kingdom
Item ID: 25354
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 15:22
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 16:28


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