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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Sunday, August 08, 2004
    Sense of City Road

    More Lloyd Robson. A few years ago he decided to begin recording life along City road, one of the spokes from the hub of Death Junction, intending that his work "would serve as defence, record or glorification of a sometimes unfairly maligned thoroughfare on the unfashionable side of the city." He writes about it in his collection bbboing!:

    it often seems no one considers city road to have a value (& as such city road represents the wider roath-adamstown-splott axis of east-central cardiff), so i decided to counteract that. i wanted to show the potential for art (on a day to day level) present in the seemingly mundane, while also asserting the right of the area to be considered intreresting, or beautiful, or detailed, or any of the other descriptive responses it never seems to receive but to my mind deserves as much as anywhere else.

    Needless to say his instincts are correct and his online montage of pictures and words give a good flavour to what must have been a powerful exhibition when exhibited on City Road itself.