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Skybadium and Hippodrome

Commended: Neil Spiller, Hawksmoor chair of architecture, University of Greenwich

Skybadium and Hippodrome (Angel and Winged Clouds)

It’s intriguing that for a tutor whose unit students generally dive head first into digital multimedia and complex video work, Neil Spiller himself remains an entrenched proponent of pen and ink. His work this year seems an extension of his prize winning Eye Line submission from last year, delineating the barely imaginable with utterly conventional tools. Spiller’s Skybadium almost defies explanation but his belief in it is manifested in the sheer intensity bursting off the page, with his homage to Lebbeus Woods bearing his own unique imprimatur. Alsop declared himself ‘more than happy to have his work included,’ with Fernie agreeing: ‘It would just be weird to not include him – he clearly has incredible skill.’

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