City Diary II
site specific project at Cooke Latham Gallery
Jaro Varga’s city diaries are the result of the artist’s prolonged investigation into our experience of the urban environment. Drawing inspiration from psychogeography – a term coined by Guy Debord in 1955 to describe the effect of a particular place on human behaviour - the works describe Varga’s movements within a city, capturing fleeting experiences but also the universality of those experiences. ‘Each page relates to specific location and specific time, but in fact it relates to any location and any time. It states that one city can be present in any other city. It consists of drawings, maps, urban plans, collages, poems and comments’.