Terrorism, capitalism, construction and destruction: the story of one building in the City, 1993 – 2013
Artist Amanda Loomes presents a screening of Spoil and Fill, which tells the story of 80 Bishopsgate, a building destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993, rebuilt, and subsequently demolished in 2011. Having previously worked as a site engineer on the re-building of 80 Bishopsgate before beginning her career as an artist, the project draws from Amanda's archive of documentation on the building and historical footage of the city.
In this 20-minute screening, Amanda hones in on the story of one building and reveals it in a highly personalised way as a microcosm for capitalism’s doomed cycle of destruction and construction, of levelling and beginning again, of spoiling and refilling. The screening will be followed by a brief period for Q&As with the artist.
The installation Spoil and Fill is on show at the Shoreditch gallery Studio 1:1 from 4–27 April 2014. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England