Catherine Anyango, Tunnel, pencil on paper, 2013
© Ben Blossom
Anyango's immersive drawing of London's subterranean water-ways gradually shift and change according to your point of view. This elusive survey relates an unsettling architecture of brickwork, conduits and pathways, of sinuous forms through which waste flows, forcing us into confrontation with the city's hidden infrastructures.
[...] Even the unequal accumulation of filth and dirt, the overcrowding together of human beings, the culpable sufferance of ill constructed streets and ill-ventilated houses, indifference to first principles of drains and sewage, all aggravating pestilence in particular localities, but attracting little attention and exciting little alarm, till here and there a mine explodes, revealing to the startled population of an ill-managed city in the peril of a position which admits of any one street or parish, and that none of the lowest and filthiest, becoming a huge charnel house in a day or an hour.
—Henry Whitehead, The Cholera in Berwick Street, 1854. p.14