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Laura Whiting
London / Basildon
Interests: Building Sites, New Towns, Basildon, Essex, The coast, The sea, The Seaside, Hospitals, some art, and very occasionally sculpture.
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Friday night was all hallows eve, and London had more than it’s usual share of horrific sights. The three of us - X, Matty and me have spent far to long applying our Goth slap, so original plans to go... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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On 11 November, news broke that New Delhi’s Athletes’ Village for the 2010 Commonwealth Games was in jeopardy as environmentalists petitioned the High Court to halt construction on the green banks of the Yamuna River. For many of the residents... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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The strangest things to find are pens, shoes a hole punch around the place, the ordinariness of human inhabitation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Scented nature trail interlude, castellation of St Clements is spotted. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Some time back in 2005/06 I made this sketch. From time to time I look again at this initial concept and material experiment for my final BA thesis project: A Town Hall for Spitalfields. This image grew out of an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Photos from Dungeness, and the miniature landscapes occurring underfoot. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Dec 29, 2010
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I nearly accepted an offer from Ravensborne College in 2002. Earlier the same day I had my interview at London Met’s Spring House on Holloway Road (then University of North London) before travelling to slumbering Chislehurst where Ravensbourne’s campus was then. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2010 on Hari at F A B R I C A T I O N
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The piece Hari written by the travel writer Bruce Chatwin was my favourite thing in the John Pawson exhibition. I remember Pawson’s dreamy white veiled room and his models and razor sharp photographs, but this one page from a typewriter (complete with crossing out) became a looking glass into Pawson’s interiors. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Last years MOE #1 looked at the anxious preoccupations of the outsider artist, and this year with Peter Blake as host the return show is steered on a more jovial tact. The successive rooms look at familiar outsider themes of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Wrote more about it over there Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Photos taken in the basement performance space of 84 Great Eastern Street taken 16th of June 2010…one of the last performances as part of the events organised to while awaiting the court decision on resisting eviction. The space was previously... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Cyril of Alexandria John Chrysostom Gregory of Nazianzus Basil of Caesarea The high Baroque church St Nicholas (in Czech Mikulase) on Mala Strana is known in Prague as the ‘Wedding Cake’. Once inside the nick name becomes obvious as modesty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Dolphin Loos - Photo by Emily Webber This was supposed to be about the Barbican, a building turned complex. Now it is also about The Dolphin, a place sometimes spoken about by people on buses in Hackney; I finally managed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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It’s quiet up here on the top floor of the Commercial Iron works building on Shoreditch High Street, high above the noise of the street. The sturdy portico of St Leonard’s can be seen amongst the churchyard’s trees, through keyhole... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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At the Dunton Plotlands museum Norman, an elderly volunteer is busy with a hand full of visitors, they arrive later than expected since only smouldering ashes provide a subsidiary heat. But eager to entertain, he winds up the record player... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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When mischievous toponymists Douglas Adams and John Lloyd entered Shoeburyness into the Meaning of Liff, they were strangely accurate with their description of "The vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat which is still warm from somebody... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N
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Mar 15, 2010