The Flat Tropics

A fiction set in a new London airport, the former the British museum under the tropical weather.

Inside of the architecture, the books of The Grand Tour hold in museum’s library, replicas of ancient collections, and industrial/plastic waste entangled with tropical plants in/above the water are narrated by the reading of a desolate letter to one called Camille. 

Whilst depicting social/political reality and shift in the U.K. as well as the world, the inhabitants of the space — disparate archival materials and debris of the contemporary society vibrate and relate to one another regardless of the original significance and period which they belong to, giving us a glimpse of past, which is rather transformative than fixed. 

The speculative tale in the tropical silence gradually dissolves into reality and starts breaching the patriarchic notion of history, knowledge, and territory.

 © 2019 by Asako Ujita

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