‘… a missing diagram explaining the escape from the roof of the Marks and Spencer’

Centre Pompidou is closed for holiday, a work by Thomas Mailaender, currently showing his Cyanotypes series. His earlier installation ‘Night Climbers of Cambridge‘ builds on the legendary book of the same name by proto urban explorer and fascist sympathiser Noël Howard Symington under the pseudonym ‘Whipplesnaith’. A trascription of the book can be found here and it was also reprinted by the Oleander Press (even in Japanese). The period photographs are spectacular (even when set incongruously to AC/DC – another look here) and a film is in the works. More images and a diagram (‘map of the escape’) here.

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