Region/Concept: Europe, Space
Sub-Concepts: Hideaway, Dance, Fantasy, The Miner
Description: Secret decaying ballroom found beneath the lake of a former Victorian estate.

Behind old steel doors and down various twisted staircases, one discovers a private chamber situated beneath the surface of a lake (the wonderland invention of a 19th century mining tycoon). Having descended into the covert whims of a cutthroat, we slowly realize a psychic register stranger even than that of “the cellar.” For it is in this mold-ridden ballroom that one begins to ask: What acute morphology of choromania (the compulsion to dance) could only slake itself underwater? More than this, what particular category of fantasy compels the birth of “the hideaway”…?


Jason Mohaghegh