THE HOLY WELLS OF BRITAIN

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART

Final Project

2015

If we no longer have access to the scared pages of the mythical text—the ‘hero’s journey’—what might we be left with? Only the shadow of ‘the author’, the ripples of ‘the book’, and a map fragmented beyond recognition.

   Turning away from the grand narrative, and the author’s voice, we can put aside our heavy and never-ending search for the ‘whole’.

   Might we accept the possibility that now there is no foothold in the journey, no point of arrival?

   The long and mythical journey is over. It is past, and we no longer have access to the route. Perhaps now we can instead take pleasure in sorting through the fragments, and hear what happened next.


Narrated by Bob Wright