Soft Cover, English, Staple Binding, 32 Pages, 2012, Ponsonby Press
Doggerland is the first part of the Submerged Territories series, a project by Ben Branagan, Luke Pendrell and Eva Verhoeven.
'There came into our possession a jumbled and incomplete collection of damaged and unverifiable artefacts. A quantity of faded 35mm slides and a single disc film of tourist locations in Venice accompanied by partial notations.'
At the bottom of the North Sea lies a vast plain that once connected Britain to mainland Europe. This sunken realm of salt marshes and rivers became a site of myth and legend for the fisherman who dredged up the debris of distant eras from the seabed below. Today, despite analysis of this residue and the development of new technologies to map and chart the terrain, any picture of the world that existed there remains fragmented.
Derived from a kind of bastard archeology of damaged, unwanted and unverifiable artefacts,Doggerland considers the possibilities presented by such a space. An examination of the liminal, the notional and the obscured; territories that simultaneously inhabit the past, the present and perhaps the future.