It was sad, but aesthetically satisfying to arrange the final delivery of milk to the former nursery at Latimer Road, now 154 Freston Road and a temporary art studio space pending regeneration. I had to be up at 5am to intercept the delivery of 13 pints of glass bottled milk. Many thanks to Gillham Industries for donating the milk to the project.
On Saturday, I collaborated with artists Nadia Berri, Sandra Crisp and Dee Harding in the making of a short film called Day Care. We improvised various site-specific scenes. The highlight was a ritualistic marking of the building with bottles and a playful evocation of lost space.
Many thanks to B,C and H for their help and I look forward to further collaboration in the post-production edit.
The film will also include contributions from the following artists who offer reflections on their studio use of the space and early childhood memories of play and creativity: Marcus Harris, David Stockley, Olga Koroleva, Brett Manley and Katie Smith.
Photos courtesy of Sandra Crisp: