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Peter Fraser

A City in the Mind, 2012

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Many years ago, Peter Fraser was captivated by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities (1972). In 2006 he re-read this extraordinary novel and, struck a new by its emotional charge, began to photograph his current home London with theaim of creating an imagined “city in the mind”. Calvino’s book is a fictive exchange between the Tartar Emperor KublaiKhan and the explorer Marco Polo, whom Khan commissioned to collect news from across his massive empire in the late 1200s. Every evening Polo describes a new city from his travels more fabulous and exotic than the last, thus philosophising on the myriad creative possibilities of a “city”. (Many believe Calvino’s cities are indeed different interpretationsof one and the same place – perhaps Venice.) Fraser recasts Calvino’s notion of an invisible city to create apoetic vision of London that transcends the physical, and can only be experienced in the imagination.

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