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London, it's a piece of cake from CJ Lim and Studio 8

CJ Lim bakes a cake of London’s landmarks using wild imagination, paper and scalpels

‘Dreams, like cities, shape us and are shaped by us’ - this is the premise for Dream Isle, CJ Lim’s and Studio 8’s depiction of London as a Victorian sponge cake. Produced for a travelling exhibition commissioned by Toyo Ito and Peter Cook, it became the departure point for Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-half Dimensions (Routledge), a Joycean pictorial novel published by CJ Lim and Ed Liu at the end of March.

Painstakingly made from hand-cut paper and card and bits that were bought from cake shops and supermarkets, the cake’s craftiness aims to evoke a fictional filmic dreamscape of London, which, in Lim’s words, ‘places familiar locations into unexpected environments, transforming our preconceived notion of each chosen location and the city.’ Truly the splicing on the cake.


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