The Demolition Project began just over a year ago with a demolition session in ]performance space[, Hackney Wick.
These were some of the first demolitions carried out by participants, making a map of words and a map of holes … Tomorrow we mark a year of demolishing London with the launch of our progress report at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green.
Where next for the Demolition Project? Watch this blog…
In April 2014, Anonymous knocked down King’s College London, with the justification:
Education shouldn’t cost so much
That should certainly have got the message across.
In August 2013, Anonymous demolished Lincoln’s Inn Fields with a succinct explanation:
There’s not really anything we can add to that.
In August 2013, Jimmy removed the whole of Brockley. This is what he said:
The entiret Brockley in its entirety – what’s the point?
We have no answer to that question, but we felt that a big demolition job deserved a big picture.
In August 2013, Neil demolished two branches of Primark, saying:
Down With Primark! Bond St and Oxford St.
… enough said.
Cheap shopping is over. Sorry, folk.
In April 2014, David bulldozed a house in London SW1, giving three reasons and a proposal for reusing the land:
– Falls foul of the bedroom tax
– Too big for 1 family
– Symbol of imperialist colonialism
– Replace with affordable housing
In April 2014, Alexis tore up an area of turf in Hyde Park in the shape of a giant footprint. Here’s her story:
Tour out a shape of a footprint out of Hyde Park. Reason is that I was in Hyde Park one day reading peacefully until one old man bothered me about taking photos & feeling my bare feet. He had a collection of photos, a strange foot fettish!
There’s a lesson in there somewhere but we’re not sure what it is.
In April 2014, ANON wiped Huddleston Rd in Tufnell Park off the map, with the explanation:
Waiting to be arrested for some thing that happened there.
It’s okay now, ANON, you can relax – all the evidence of your crime has been eliminated. And we certainly won’t tell anyone.
In August 2013 Carla demolished Apt. 2.5 Pattern House, which seems to be in St John Street EC1. She gave the laconic and intriguing reason:
The home of Dr. Evil
– and signed off with three kisses. We hope Dr Evil doesn’t move to a secret lair in a volcano near us now that he’s homeless.
In April 2014, Thea demolished the new US embassy, explaining in a redacted note:
Sad attempt to replicate NY landmarks with overpriced apartments. & small parks surrounded by commercial
We have no idea what the censored part of the note says or who blacked it out. Perhaps the NSA knows.