One of the best books I've read in a long time is 'Panama Fever' by Matthew Parker. It pulls in every aspect of the project imaginable, and in doing so reveals far more about humanity (and inhumanity) within its account than any but the best work of fiction ever could hope to do. It is genuinely epic in detailing the scale of the endeavour in all its many aspects.
After several weeks not taking any photos today I cycled out to site B, the new build housing estate being constructed on the site of a former factory. The usual materials and equipment were lying around, some in to-hand readiness, some seemingly discarded, and saw them differently. Like the Panama canal and any other construction site that will finally complete, all the mess falls away in the end. Despite the temporary appearance of chaos, the struggle to organise and control, that which was envisioned years before, that was once the initial idea, which became a drawing, has become an epicentre of effort for a t…
Lydia Goldblatt selected by James Russell Cant, Chris Dorley Brown selected by Cathy Lomax, Klaus Thymannselected by Joy Gregory, Nick Sargeant selected by Bob and Roberta Smith, Aviv Yaron selected by Susan Derges, Steff Jamieson selected by Shoair Mavlian , Liz Orton selected by Sue Steward, Sam Ivin selected by Johanna Neurath and Jonty Sale selected by Uncertain States.
Thursday 3rd November 2016: Private View and Exhibition opens to public.