9 Sept: Remnants of Mary Monson Solicitors building (foreground). Prepping ground for cherrypicker (background).
The beginning of The Wall // 9-13th Sept 2013 — LABELING BRICKS in advance of the demolition
Using an I-beam like a squeegee to level the ground.
Delivery of the cherrypicker – ominous skies
PJ driving the cherrypicker onto the site
A temporary pause to traffic on one of the busiest roads in Greater Manchester – handled remarkably smoothly by PJ, Steve and co.
Day 1: 9th Sept
9 Sept – PJ & Jen
9 Sept – end of Day 1
DAY 2: 10 Sept
10 Sept: works proceeding on demolition site alongside labeling of the bricks
View from the cherrypicker
End of day – colour tests
Day 3: 11 Sept
Colour tests during tea break, 10am
Labeling continues despite the rain
PJ and Jen
Day 4: 12 Sept
12 Sept: View from the cherrypicker
View from Sidney St
Colour sketch in foreground
LAST DAY: 13 Sept
Last day with the vault from Mary Monson in the foreground
End of day
Broke 3,000 (red)
Close up 1
Close up 2
Close up 3
13 Sept 2013 – site temporarily closes
The numbering process (4-13 Sep 2013). 1 min 37 sec, sound.
From development of spray can/stenciling technique to painting brick number 3,000.
Camerawork: Alex Hindle, Liam Howard, A.P Macarte, Jen Wu.
(Video made by Jen Wu on the occasion of Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art’s 10th Anniversary.)