The Garden in Late Autumn, and Early Summer
(16mm, colour, silent, 13:00 mins)
The Garden in Late Autumn, and Early Summer centres on a geodesic dome built in the early 1970s in a residential garden in south London. The dome was built from instructions published in ‘The Dome Cookbook’ produced in San Francisco in 1968 out of the utopian thinking that the dome’s designer, Buckminster Fuller, was so central to.
The film interweaves images of the ageing dome in late autumn weather with sequences shot in early summer the following year, this time along with the owner, sitting in a perfectly unchanged 1970s interior as she talks about why and how the dome was made, with the help of her copy of ‘The Dome Cook Book’.