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Re-Placing Arcadia.

“The formative scheme behind Jim Cooke’s new work was to consider Europe at a time of rapid transformation, as the fabric of an old industrial culture makes way for a new, post industrial and technological landscape…

This is the story of an old rustic arcadia reshaped by industrialisation whose monumental structures then themselves fall into ruin, to be replaced by the endless modular systems and soaring towers that technology makes possible. This sense of unfolding epic sagas, each with its own claim on the sublime, is the underlying theme of Cooke’s work”.

David Chandler. 2001