I could listen to this all day, and look at the added 1970s educational TV type physics clips! Excellent. Another ‘Talking Picture’ from Daniel Meadows.
Meadows made this work in 1972, as a student, creating an important record of a community. Today, with estates such as Heygate (population over 3000) being demolished, and Robin Hood Gardens soon to be; the idea of recording a soon to be dispersed community is perhaps as relevant as it ever has been. The pattern today seems to be: Inexpensive rent, artists move in, café’s start to open, wine bars and galleries start to open, clubs start to open, developers move in, artists find somewhere else…And so on.
“no. 2: The Shop on Greame Street” is the fourth release in a series of 40 weekly releases.