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Front Garden stories
(Texts by Chris Rose) 

Neat or messy, paved or lawned, front gardens are quintessentially English, defining our expectations about the inhabitant's social class. Chris Rose wrote short narratives that reveal the stories behind the curtains and the plastic fences. What was for me an exploration of the class system through one of its visual representations became for Chris an exploration of the mundane, the bizarre, and the absurd hidden in those spaces. Two approaches that resulted in a fascinating conversation between texts and images.

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