John Wild

Drift Report

Seeing Like an Estate

We drifted estates with our AV receiver auto scanning frequencies, hacking signals from CCTV, punctuating our walk with fugitive images of usually inaccessible viewpoints in an attempt to see like an estate.

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Robin Hood Gardens – ANTI-GENTRIFICATION GHOST DANCE’

“Robin Hood Gardens – ANTI-GENTRIFICATION GHOST DANCE’, was constructed from field recordings of electromagnetic emissions, recorded on a drift around Robin Hood Gardens as compulsory purchase orders were being enforced, slowly clearing the estate. This recording represents a brutalist record of one moment in the ongoing clearances hallucinated as an insurrectionary carnival of resistance.

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HEXISTS / ELECTROMAGNETIC VOODOO / DATA STREAM /

The Olympics are a transitory phenomenon - a short-lived occurrence imposing castle-like structures and stretching Time over a period of three weeks with an almost infinite collection of mediatic loops. But the legacy of this transitory state is permanent on the cityscape while its mediatic and political culminations will be repeated in four years time somewhere else. The Games do not belong to any nation states. They amplify power. They boost the flux. The stadium is an ellipse of power and its body a gigantic coil. It is as if the Temple was rebuilt every four years since its last destruction in 70 AD. There is also a profound difficulty in voicing any discontent or noise around the Zone of Influence carved out by the heavily securitised Temple -  YOU COULD BE HEXED.

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