Installation of Zombie Investors Take Stock. Pippa Henslowe’s slogan plays on many new builds in the EC1 City fringe being bought as buy to leave investments, while in the computer game Black Ops II a denizen is a kind of zombie.
Installing Wimps by Jeremy Deller & Fraser Muggeridge. The slogan invites us to ponder whether there is much difference between Taylor Wimpey’s building construction and the aftertaste of burgers sold by fast food chain Wimpy; while also offering an opinion about the moral robustness of corporations.
Another shot of Wimps being installed. Next to it is the first banner installed children need sunlight to grow. Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk’s slogan is a stark warning about Taylor Wimpey’s The Denizen development stealing sunlight from 2 schools, the Golden Lane Children’s Centre and Fortune Street Park; as well as plunging into darkness many of the flats the children who use these community assets live in.
Installing UNDER LONDON, HEAVEN’S LIGHT, GROW LIVES, NOT LOOT. With this slogan, Iain Sinclair sets the positive force of life against the avarice of the Corporation of London, for whom, to quote one Bowater House resident, ‘money is their only God’.
“A spectre is haunting the cynical overdevelopment that characterises London’s buy to leave property boom, the spectre of modernism!” #savegoldenlane