Gaelle Denis initially draws a gray, desolate picture of the metropolis, depicting it as an intimidating presence. And so it is with Tomoko, a young Japanese girl who comes to London to learn English. At first, she doesn’t like it a bit there.
Gaelle Denis - City paradise6:00, 2006, Video Art
She hardly even leaves the house. But that changes radically when, quite by accident, she discovers a mysterious, secret underground city below London, a place that’s colourful and friendly.
In the wake of this experience, she meets a lot of new friends, learns English and makes one wonderful discovery after another.
Gaelle Denis is 31 years old. She was born in France and moved to London in 2000 to study at the Royal College of Art.
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