The closing exhibition for the current SHIFT. space.
TO WHAT END
Six weeks spent in a gallery, within a largely derelict council estate, awaiting the hammer. The entire building becomes a transitory space. The stairwells and hallways already empty, the doors and windows mostly boarded and shored up. A space without place. This building has no provenance, no one exceptional having died long ago lived or worked here, nor is it a great example of an architectural style. There were no symbols incorporated within its design betraying the consistency of our historical beings, the clean lines and empty space are between time, before and after and soon to be forgotten. The properties of value for veneration are not here, while we preserve perceived architectural and historical value elsewhere; to what end.
This building has provenance
an exceptional being lived here
it exemplifies a style.
Craft a plaque.
Let it last in a sense
This building housed hundreds
families and gangs
Ran its hallways and stairs
filled with noise and smells.
Pass over the blot
Gallery is viewable by invitation and appointment only.
For enquires or to make an appointment please email
Preview: Thursday 14 June, 6-9pm
15 - 29 June 2012
32 Shelmerdine Close