The Dungeon of Love in the Garden of Good and Evil (aka Savannah)

Intercontinental propagation of Dominic Hills’s print of the ‘donjon d’amour’ or dungeon of love continues apace (see previous post on fly-posting in Berlin), recently in the sultrily appropriate surroundings of Savannah, known to many as the location for the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the Clint Eastwood film of the same name.

Savannah is also home to the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), a major art school, doubtless an ideal location for fly-posting the dungeon. Indeed, Dominic Hills takes inspiration from the revolutionary posters produced at Parisian art schools in the student rebellions of 1968.Savannah

In an admittedly rather poor recreation of the spirit of May ’68, we duly received the official stamp required for putting up posters on campus and liaised with security guards to make sure we put up the prints in the few places designated for posters. The results, however, are pleasingly incongruous:

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SavannahThe second location, the Student Center in a converted synagogue, provided a similarly unlikely setting for the dungeon. One wonders what impact the posters made on staff and students on the morning following our posting of the dungeon on the designated notice board. However they reacted, we are very grateful to the employees of SCAD, including at student media and in security, who welcomed us, our strange request, and the dungeon itself with such characteristic southern charm and hospitality.

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