Notices

Dennis Sever House

Old Nov 15th, 2004, 08:15 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 63
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dennis Sever House

We visited the Dennis Sever house the evening of Mon. 10/25. It was a unique experience, but....I kept seeing "things" & according to the notes left in the rooms if I was still seeing "things" I wasn't getting it. Can anyone help?
vstanton is offline  
Old Nov 15th, 2004, 08:39 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,873
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think the point is to not be in a "museum frame of mind" where you are just looking at a collection of things. It is more an experience, an imersion in one man's life/vision.
janis is offline  
Old Nov 15th, 2004, 08:59 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 53
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I visited the Dennis Severs house when I was in London and it has remained one of my top travel experiences to date. It is an "experience" - for the eyes, the ears (remember the sounds of the kitchen, people in the house & street, etc.?), the smells (cloves in oranges for one)...
christigpa is offline  
Old Nov 15th, 2004, 09:41 AM
  #4  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,700
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
>I kept seeing "things" & according to the notes left in the rooms if I was still seeing "things" I wasn't getting it.<

What was it, exactly, that you were seeing?
ira is offline  
Old Nov 15th, 2004, 11:17 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,190
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I still haven't been, despite living in the area and walking past the end of the street once a week

BUT I have read Dennis Severs's book, which explains at some length how the whole experience is intended to suggest the development of ideas, feelings and attitudes over the time the 'family' lived there. See also their website (under 'The Plot').
PatrickLondon is offline  
Old Nov 16th, 2004, 11:02 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 63
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For Ira, I was seeing the rooms,furnishings etc & reading the notes left at each location in the rooms. They kept reading "if you are still seeing things you are not getting it" I guess I was just not feeling the feelings of the family.
vstanton is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mikeshamokin
Europe
31
Mar 19th, 2007 02:47 PM
robjame
Europe
18
Feb 12th, 2007 02:00 AM
abbey
Europe
15
Sep 20th, 2006 07:32 AM
TNT
Europe
0
Jan 20th, 2005 09:39 AM
kcapuani
United States
9
Oct 12th, 2004 08:52 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information