“For our house is our corner of the world. It is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense, ” wrote Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space. Prospect Cottage in Dungeness was the cosmos of Derek Jarman, the visionary British filmmaker, writer and artist. It is a strange building in an even stranger setting. Dungeness is a 12-square-mile stretch of shingle and marsh on the Kent coast. It is typically described as post-apocalyptic, despite being one of Britain’s This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 On the Shelf Writer Hua Hsu on faxes and friendship. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Studio Visit: Heidi Gustafson A cabin in the Cascade Mountains houses a hermetic artist—and her extraordinary world of natural pigments. Arts & Culture Issue 48 Jordan Casteel The acclaimed painter of people—and now plants.