Pt I: Labeling Bricks // Image gallery 9-13 Sept 2013

Remnants of Mary Monson Solicitors building (foreground).  Prepping ground for cherrypicker (background).

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.

Using an I-beam like a squeegee to level the ground.

Delivery of the cherrypicker - ominous skies

Delivery of the cherrypicker – ominous skies

PJ driving the cherrypicker onto the site

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.

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

Day 1: 9th Sept

9 Sept

9 Sept – PJ & Jen

9 Sept

9 Sept – end of Day 1

DAY 2: 10 Sept

10 Sept: works proceeding on demolition site alongside labeling of the bricks

10 Sept: works proceeding on demolition site alongside labeling of the bricks

View from the cherrypicker

View from the cherrypicker

End of day - colour tests

End of day – colour tests

Day 3:  11 Sept

Colour tests during tea break, 10am

Colour tests during tea break, 10am

Labeling continues

Labeling continues despite the rain

PJ and Jen

PJ and Jen

Another view

Another view

Day 4:  12 Sept

12 Sept: View from the cherrypicker

12 Sept: View from the cherrypicker

View from Sidney St

View from Sidney St

Colour sketch in foreground

Colour sketch in foreground

LAST DAY:  13 Sept

Last day with the vault from Mary Monson in the foreground

Last day with the vault from Mary Monson in the foreground

End of day

End of day

Broke 3,000 (red)

Broke 3,000 (red)

Close up 1

Close up 1

Close up 2

Close up 2

Close up 3

Close up 3

13 Sept 2013 - site temporarily closes

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.)

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