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Lambert’s Spectacles
︎︎︎Angharad Davies and ︎︎︎Anastasia Douka

(two-person exhibition at ︎︎︎Ditch Projects)

Proposed and produced by Marissa Lee Benedict
︎︎︎Exhibition documentation (link)

A man is swallowed alive, his spectacles fall from his face, yet he opts to stay inside. This extraordinary incident is recounted in F. Dostoevsky’s short story ‘The Crocodile’.

The crocodile rose to the surface over the course of several months in which images and words were exchanged between Anastasia Douka in Athens, Greece and Angharad Davies in London, UK. In response Davies and Douka created a series of drawings and paintings addressing landscape perspectives through the eyes of a human and the eyes of an animal. These landscapes fluctuate between architecture and anatomy, or in other words, how one chooses to remain inside the crocodile.


Angharad Davies
Angharad Davies’ interests lie in notions of consensus, continuity, restraint and intervention involved in and with architecture. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art (UK), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA),  and the School of the Architectural Association (UK). She currently lives in London, UK.

Anastasia Douka
Anastasia Douka believes that everything constructed can break, be reconstructed and then break once again (or at least it has the potential to). She studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste (Austria), the Athens School of Fine Arts, (Greece) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA). She lives and works in Athens, GR.