Selected by the Serpentine Gallery for the Extinction Marathon as part of online collaboration with 15 Folds, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Light Switch | 2014
Demolition - local studio building
On September 13th, 2014 at 2pm Whitney McVeigh photographed the demolition of a building that had been inhabited by thirty artists for six years. The GIF makes references to physical deconstruction and commercial growth through rapid imagery. It also refers to the memory held by structure and the eventual demise of a creative hub leaving an echo and imaginative resonance, a ‘flashback’ behind. The more you look, the more you see isolated industrial objects. In one of the longer frames a light switch hangs suspended, no longer a functional object, a last statement before it disappears.
*These images form part of a larger archive of images of home and remains
Light Switch | 2012| still image