Makeshift Body & Park[ing] Day Brighton 2009 – “New Townhouses coming here soon”

 

 

Makeshift Body & Park[ing] Day, CiCi Blumstein 2009

 

Funny how things link up over time …

Today I re-visited a derelict space in the centre of Brighton as part of the Festival of Architecture 2009 and my on-going project, Woman with Watering Can Planning Permission Reclined!.
 
I danced this very same space back in 2001, again as part of another long-term project entitled Makeshift Body, when the site was just a dusty, plant-less rubble field after the demolition of some large buildings. It served as a temporary parking space back then, and a nursery for the occasional juvenile seagull.
 
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      CiCi Blumstein dancing Makeshift Body
CiCi Blumstein dancing Makeshift Body

 

The now rather substantial site fencing had not been put up at that point, but then as now, a sign on the site reads: “New Townhouses coming here soon”.

 

Makeshift Body & Park[ing] Day, CiCi Blumstein 2009

 

That was over 8 years ago, and since then plants have taken over and transformed the site into a secret garden – inspiration for the up-coming Park[ing] Day here in Brighton in September 2009 …

 

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More about my plans for Park[ing] Day Brighton 2009 here, or visit http://my.parkingday.org/group/parkingbrighton .
 
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