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DAVID CARR-SMITH - IMPROVISATION / DESIGN / ART / KITSCH / CHANCE

IMPROVISED SITES  ... in process 

"NOMADIC COMMUNITY GARDEN", SHOREDITCH, LONDON

 

INDEX

IMPROVISED ARCHITECTURE IN AMSTERDAM INDUSTRIAL SQUATS & COLLECTIVES  

IMPROVISED VILLAGES: (WANDSWORTH & KEW BRIDGE 'ECO VILLAGES')

ALLOTMENT IMPROVISATIONS - PUBLIC, LEGAL, SOCIALLY INDORSED

IMPROVISED OPEN-SITE: ("THE NOMADIC COMMUNITY GARDEN")

TEMPORARY-ARCHITECTURE: ("FRANK'S CAFE" & "SOUTHWARK LIDO")

VERNACULAR - PRAGMATISM & STYLE: (BERDUN VILLAGE BARNS & HOUSES)

"HOME" - MY LOCATION VIA MASS-PRODUCTS & TASTE - LIV-RM
"HOME" - MY LOCATION VIA MASS-PRODUCTS & TASTE - HOUSE

"HOME" - MY LOCATION VIA PERSONAL CHOICES   

ART - GOTHIC INTO RENAISSANCE INTO EARLY 20thC

ART - 20thC COLLAGE INTO MASS-MEDIA  
GRAFFITI INTO STREET-ART 
KITSCH
CHANCE & DESIGN

 


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OPEN-SITE IMPROVISED RECREATIONAL GARDEN & ALLOTMENTS .  ... in process 

IMPROVISED VILLAGES - p1 - WANDSWORTH     
IMPROVISED VILLAGES - p2 - KEW-BRIDGE

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"NOMADIC COMMUNITY GARDEN" (c. 05-2014 ~)   
FLEET STREET HILL, SHOREDITCH, LONDON, E1  ... in process 
[written 10-2018 ~ ##]

The " Nomadic Community Garden" occupies a difficult-to-profitably-develop plot of land in one of London's strongly beating social/creative 'hearts' (Shoreditch). It occupies a portion of a triangle - from its pointed end for 120 widening meters - that is almost completely enclosed by two sets of rail-lines that converge on its west point. In the Garden's 54m transverse east boundary is its vehicle-access, via the access-road of a housing estate that fills the triangle's remaining 275 meter broadening east part. From this road (Pedley Street) a narrow path to the west squeezes between the Garden's southern fence and the railway's concrete wall, rising towards its dramatic leap across its older cousin-lines at the triangle's western point. Here the Garden's pedestrian entrance is located and the narrow path dives south under the bridging railway into a bald public-park and an alley to Brick Lane. The N-C-Garden is not residential like the Kew Bridge and Wandsworth sites ###

In 20## [ref GOO PIC 09-2014 of 1st(??) huge east-end 'mural' on a cleared site]  this abandoned triangle was appropriated and cleared by 'squatters' (with usage permission from its owner-Developers) and has since been continually changed and elaborated.

The " Nomadic Community Garden" is a hub of relatively free activities; a concentrated, bounded, enclosed 'experimental-yard' whose particular creative freedoms (mainly graffiti) nevertheless engage with and spread into its immediate surroundings. Its existence in a crowded city - in which everything is 'normally' owned, sold, or provided within severe behavioral/usage restrictions by simplistic public authorities - is justified (and might become recognised as socially essential) via its role of sustaining a place whose behavioral restrictions are somewhat more associated with 'home' than 'public-place' (parks/streets/buildings). An environment that 1, can be freely used, added-to, and changed by any individual who wishes to perform and publically share personal creative experiments; 2, which gifts small garden box-plots (approx 2m cubed boxes) to surrounding flat dwellers to grow (usually) vegetables; 3, which provides semi-organised tutoring in crafts and (overtly or implicitly) in social tolerance.  

We very rarely (at least in this culture) have an opportunity to experience environments that have no sudden boundary between 'chance' (eg "rubbish" and/or objects and materials simply 'behaving themselves' ... not 'in use' and unmolested by 'designers') and intentional constructions: architecture, buildings, art-objects, paintings, furniture, roads and paths, relaxing places and leisure facilities ... there is so rarely a continuum between these 'normally' completely different/kept-separated  types of objects, arrangements, formations. Cleanness / hygiene / aesthetic purity / clarity of intention and use / etc., demand that our artificial environments are clearly 'functional' distillations, confined to our physical uses and aesthetic preferences, unmuddled by //unmixed with by the untrammelled 'behaviour of the world'.

I first visited the N-C-Garden in March 2018.  

NOMADIC COMMUNITY GARDEN: PLAN-VIEW (GOOGLE PIC)   ... in process
(pic early-2018 / N = up)
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NOMADIC COMMUNITY GARDEN: PLAN-VIEW WITH 'AREAS' (GOOGLE PIC [EDITED])   ... in process
(pic late-2018 / N = up)

'Areas' [A1/2/3/4/5/6]:
I have divided the site into 'areas' for convenience of reference and depiction. On the ground such divisions/units are not so obvious// - the site is too experientially complex//overwhelming, longitudinally continuous, developmentally arbitrary//elective to be perceived so simplistically. However there does seem to have been a developmental tendency for the triangular site, with its walk-in entrance at its narrow 'pointed' end - to begin like a street, a central walking space with functional buildings/facilities pushed to its sides - to the site's north and south boundaries. As the triangular site widens this 'street' divides into two: a pedestrian path along the north side and a wider/straighter vehicle road along the south - a direction//position determined by the vehicle entry gate at the site's south-east corner. Between these two routes - the north walk, whose wandering gait around obstacles and tendency to branch adventurously hidden circumventions is determined by the slow and close-up perceptions of walkers, and the direct straight driveway tailored for long-vision and simplistic maneuvering - a third less defined walkway (as it were a vestige of Area-1's entry 'street'), more of a 'service space' between // as the site widens and begins to host real built structures // runs through the centre of the site serving their inner faces of two lines of improvised buildings, which // and at the site's east end opening into 'Area-5' the Garden's principal relaxing plus social-mixing space [Area-5]  


People entries:

1:  The SW-gate: From Allen Gardens (a large flat grass field 63m to the east of Brick Lane and south of the Overground train lines) pass under the railway through the large graffitied opening in the north wall of Allen Gardens, and the N-C-Garden's SW-gate faces you across the W end of the long graffitied path that flanks its S side.

2:  At the SE corner of the Community Gardens - at the E end of the long graffitied path that flanks its S side - there is a vehicle gate that is sometimes open: For the intrepid this graffitied E end (called Fleet Street Hill) can also be reached from the north - over the main railway lines via the graffitied Pedley Street Bridge, accessed via an alley off 72 Cheshire Street.
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NOMADIC COMMUNITY GARDEN: VIEW FROM PEDLEY STREET BRIDGE OVER THE NE CORNER OF THE SITE
(paste-up 2-pics 11-05-2018 / to SW)  
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NOMADIC COMMUNITY GARDEN: VIEW FROM OVERGROUND TRAIN NEAR THE SW CORNER OF THE SITE
(pic 25-03-2018 / to EEN)  
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THE N-C-GARDEN'S W-END APPROACH & ENTRY      ... in process 

Southeast of the intense social activity around Shoreditch High Street station and the north end of Brick Lane there is a rather dismal poplar-fringed field called Allen Gardens, bounded along its north side by the wall of the Overground railway. Through this massive barrier there is a large opening 

N-C-GARDEN EXTERIOR W-END: OPENING UNDER THE RAILWAY FROM ALLEN GARDENS TO THE PATH SKIRTING THE S-SIDE OF THE COMMUNITY GARDEN
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paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / to NE)

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N-C-GARDEN EXTERIOR W-END: OPENING UNDER THE RAILWAY FROM ALLEN GARDENS TO THE PATH SKIRTING THE S-SIDE OF THE COMMUNITY GARDEN
(pic 25-03-2018 / to N)

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N-C-GARDEN EXTERIOR W-END: S-SIDE PATH FROM OUTSIDE GARDEN'S SW-ENTRY
(pic 05-04-2018 / to SE)

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N-C-GARDEN EXTERIOR W-END: S-SIDE PATH WITH GARDEN'S SW-ENTRY
(pic 27-10-2018 / to EES)

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N-C-GARDEN EXTERIOR W-END: SW-ENTRY GATE FROM S-SIDE PATH 
(pic 04-05-2018 / to EEN)

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N-C-GARDEN W-END: SW-ENTRY GATE FROM S-SIDE PATH (EVENING SUN)
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pic 26-02-2019 / to EEN)

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N-C-GARDEN E-END: SW-ENTRY GATE FROM JUST INSIDE THE SITE
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paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN E-END: SW-ENTRY GATE FROM JUST INSIDE THE SITE
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pic 26-02-2019 / to SW)

11 months later
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'AREA 1' - THE WEST ENTRY-END & OPEN-SPACE AREA OF THE N-C-GARDEN SITE     ... in process 

The portion of the N-C-Garden site that I designate as 'Area-1' is at the pointed end of the triangular site. For approx 36m the site is too narrow to conveniently accommodate structures in its centre, it has thus become an entry-courtyard-like space edged with, on its N-side an ad hoc line of sit-places and various invented objects along the graffitied N-boundary wall, and on its S-side with practical built structures. From the site's SW-entry-gate we walk east past an 'introductory' gift-exchange store-hut; past a quite complex cafe; and finally a childrens' play-place furnished with a grounded boat. By then the site has broadened sufficiently to accommodate central structures served by a central as well as peripheral paths bordering a variety of facilities along the site's edges. 

N-C-GARDEN  (AREA 1): VIEW TO EAST
(paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to EEN)

In this picture we are standing with our backs approx 12m from the 'sharp-point' (the west-tip) of this triangular N-C-Garden site, facing the 24m of 'Area 1' that remains before the site has widened sufficiently to accommodate installations in its centre. The north-wall is on the left and on the right are complex emplacements that line the south edge.


Below we explore the sharp-point of the triangular site, then proceed along the length of its N-boundary wall noting its paintings and emplacements - apart from the (frequently changing) wall-paintings, almost all are either sitting-places with chairs and table (the most elaborate is roofed) or sculptural-objects. None of these seem meaningfully located - their positionings seem one-up from ad hoc temporary storage.

After exploring the N-wall and its fringing emplacements we will return to the SW-entrance and proceed to explore the more elaborate installations along the south side.

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N-C-GARDEN E-END: W-POINT OF THE TRIANGULAR SITE
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pic 26-02-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN E-END: VIEW EAST FROM THE SITE'S W-POINT
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pic 26-02-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): W-END - THE SITE'S W-CORNER & SW-EXIT
(pic 25-03-2018 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): W-END - THE SITE'S W-CORNER & SW-EXIT
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): W-END - THE SITE'S W-CORNER & SW-EXIT
(pic 28-09-2018 / to W)

6 months later. 

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): W-END - IN THE SITE'S W-CORNER
(pic 28-09-2018 / to W)

N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): W-END - NEAR THE SITE'S W-CORNER
(pic 22-02-2019 / to NNW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): N-WALL NEAR THE SITE'S W-CORNER WITH 'WELCOME' HUT
(pic 28-09-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): N-WALL NEAR THE SITE'S W-CORNER WITH 'WELCOME' HUT
(pic 26-02-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): 'WELCOME' HUT ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION-SHEET
(pic 26-02-2019 / to #)

An example of the limited number of shape-resources both intentional and natural in this world. In this pic the 2D wall-graffiti's painted lower-right corner 'fang', and its form-similarity to, in the next pic, the 'behaviour' of the  3D curl in the lower-right corner of the weathered old notice on the 'Post-Cards To Strangers' hut wall.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL & VARIOUS SIT PLACES
(pic 29-04-2018 / to WWN)

Opposite the cafe and boat, the north side of 'Area-1' is barriered with a long wall (that screens the Garden from the main rail lines to Liverpool Street). In spite of representing a huge effort of painting, the graffiti decor on this whole long wall has been changed (at least) three times in 2018. 

Starting at the site's SW-entry, structures with definite and useful functions (gift-exchange hut, cafe, boat-playground) have been established along Area-1's south boundary. Its north side (perhaps because its unobstructed wall immediately attracted graffitists) hosts a muddle of small-scale inventions and conveniences: sit-places with tables, small objects of useful function (litter-bins; notices; a cash-box; plant-containers), and small objects of no practical use ('art' and 'doodles').

 

The sit-place 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL 
(pic 11-05-2018 / to NE)

The painting is changing again - a more assertive (but graffitiesquely more conventional) character has painted over the "Welcome To" portion of the previous message.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - AT THIS TIME THE NORTH WALL WAS A MUDDLE OF INDIVIDUAL 'NOTICE-BOARD' LIKE PAINTINGS FRONTED BY LITTLE KITSCH GARDEN INITIATIVES 
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - VEHICLE TYRE SCULPTURE - CHAMELEON
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - MONEY-COLLECTING SIGN & BOX
(pic 28-09-2018 / to NNW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL - PAINTED TERESA & VEHICLE TYRE SCULPTURE - CROCODILE
(pic 02-03-2019 / to N)

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N-G-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL + COVERED SIT PLACE (VER 1) 
(pic 27-10-2018 / to NW)


An existing sit-place* is now protected with a (cheaply manufactured and marketed) type of garden shelter, a  plastic-fabric roof somewhat flimsily supported on aluminum corner-legs (crudely assisted here by ties to  timber-planks planted in wooden boxes). 

(Note*: This is the sit-place location backed by the "AD" (of "PARADISE") painted on the N-wall [x6 pics ago].)
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N-G-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL + COVERED SIT PLACE  (VER 3)
(pic 18-04-2019 / to #)

The wall painting has changed again and a somewhat more stable wooden roof is being added to the wooden planks that reinforced the former rather flimsy manufactured enclosure [see previous pic]. This sitting-place has now come under the aegis of the cafe that faces it from the S-side.

N-G-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL + COVERED SIT PLACE  (VER 3)
(pic 18-04-2019 / to #)

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N-G-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL + COVERED SIT PLACE (VER 3)  - VIEW ALONG N-WALL 
(pic 02-03-2019 / to #)

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C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL'S E-END SIT PLACE & ETC. 
(pic 25-03-2018 / to N)

One 'sit-bay' east from the previous 'sit-shelter' - at the east end of the N-wall - is another (but un-roofed) sit-place, shown in the next 3 pics undergoing a progressive development during 11 months. It may of course, at any time, be overtaken by some different initiative, or degenerate via lack of use and interest.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL'S E-END SIT PLACE 
(pic 27-10-2018 / to N)

Here a socially-shared sitting place has clarified-out of a more tenuous//provisional version [ref the previous pic - 7 months earlier] that is not yet finally demarcated//separated from a loose muddle of objects and functions. This is how potentials are both realised and simultaneously pruned, lost, simplified.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL'S E-END SIT PLACE 
(pic 02-03-2019 / to NE)

During last 4 months the seats and tables that backed onto the wall (plus probably other items now in the foreground) were moved into rather haphazard positions onto the fronting path. The other two seats and two tables have retained their positions. Presumably the changes (plus the removal of a bush) cleared work-space for the ambitious new wall paintings. 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): N-SIDE - THE NORTH WALL'S E-END SIT PLACE - SEAT WITH LOST PURSE 
(pic 02-03-2019 / to #)

An exquisitely balanced chance ensemble of striped-seat and striped-lost-purse. The purse's position angled across the inner margin of the seat's only coloured strip, 'floating between the white and black tags, its angled stripe precisely crossing the green border at an angle that emphasises (and perhaps 'endorses' with money!) their white to black left to right motion across the planks, binding them together across the (already) dynamic form of the chair (especially as seen from any angle outside precisely central!).
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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): W-END OF SITE - VIEW TO WEST
(paste-up 2-pics 27-10-2018 / to WWS)

Below we explore the S-side of Area-1

In this picture we are standing approx 20m from the W-end (the 'sharp-end') of the triangular N-C-Garden site, looking towards its west point. 

Moving east from its SW-entry gate (with radial stripes - far end of 'street') we will explore its S-side: first the Gift-Exchange hut; a graffitied sit-place; its Cafe (dining-hut / cooking-van / seating-area); lastly [off picture to left] the Boat-Play-Place. Finally - visually terminating the east-end of Area-1 - there is a central notice-board, beyond which the site has widened enough to accommodate large central and peripheral structures.
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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - SW-EXIT & GIFT-EXCHANGE HUT
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / to SSW)

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.N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - GIFT-EXCHANGE HUT
(paste-up 2-pics 27-10-2018 / to SSE)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - GIFT-EXCHANGE HUT
(paste-up 2-pics 27-10-2018 / to SSW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - ENTRY SIT-SPACE
(pic 11-05-2018 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - WHOLE N-FACADE (CLOSED)
(pic 05-04-2018 / to SSW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - E-FACADE & CONDIMENT TABLE 
(pic 21-10-2018 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - E-SIDE CONDIMENT TABLE 
(pic 21-10-2018 / to SSE)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - E-SIDE & ENTRY TO FOOD PREPARATION VEHICLE
(paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to S)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - FOOD PREPARATION VEHICLE OPEN
(pic 21-10-2018 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - FOOD PREPARATION VEHICLE OPEN PLUS VIEW INTO CAFE-HUT & REAR GARDEN
(pic 08-04-2018 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - E-SIDE ENTRY TO FOOD PREPARATION - REAR S-END
(pic 21-10-2018 / to SE)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - REAR S-END - REAR OF FOOD-PREPARATION VAN
(pic 08-04-2018 / to
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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - REAR S-END 'GARDEN'
(pic 08-04-2018 / to NNW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - REAR S-END 'GARDEN' TABLE
(pic 08-04-2018 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - REAR S-EDGE 'GARDEN' - VIEW THROUGH S-FENCE ONTO S-SIDE PATH
(pic 08-04-2018 / to S)

A window - hung on the wire-fence - being used as a visual-confuser, a semi-screen.

 

N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - WEST FACE
(pic 02-03-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - N-FACE OF CAFE-HUT
(paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to SSE)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - N-FACE OF CAFE-HUT
(pic 27-10-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - N-FACE OF CAFE-HUT - PAINTED WINDOW
(pic 27-10-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - HUT INTERIOR - N-WALL WITH PAINTED WINDOW
(pic 29-04-2018 / to NNW)

In this environment of visual primacy where objects' functions tend to be obscured under a plethora of frequently changing visual relatings; where we are relatively freed from recognising and separating objects by their use - the co-incidence of the bent sleeved-arm and bent smoke-flu (holding in tension the picture between them and simultaneously demonstrating the function of creasing) is a 'normal-awareness' observation.
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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - HUT INTERIOR - N-WALL WITH ENTRY-DOOR
(paste-up 2-pics 29-04-2018 / to NE)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - HUT INTERIOR WITH FOOD PREP VEHICLE THROUGH THE OPEN DOORS AT ITS EAST END
(pic 29-04-2018 / to E)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE-HUT INTERIOR - S-WALL
(pic 18-04-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE-HUT INTERIOR - STOVE (BURNING WOOD)
(pic 29-04-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - CAFE - E-SIDE REAR S-END -  VIEW OF THE CAFE SIT-SPACE & THE PLAY-PLACE WITH BOAT - SEEN UNDER THE 'MAGIC-BEAST' SCULPTURE
(pic 21-10-2018 / to E)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE & VIEW TO SITE'S W-END
(pic 25-03-2018 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE
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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE
(pic 25-03-2018 / to S)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-SIDE - VIEW OF BOAT PLAY-PLACE FROM AN 'AREA-2' CENTRAL SIT-PLACE + PLANTERS 
(paste-up 2-pics 27-10-2018 / to SSW)

Here we are standing within the start of 'Area-2' - the first portion of the triangular site where increasing width allows development of structures at its centre in addition to its edges - looking across at the boat-play-place, the last in the row of three uniquely functional installations strung along the S-side of Area-1, from the site's entry: the 'gift-exchange' hut, the cafe, and this  boat-playground. This central sit-place - located directly behind the large info-notice board that signals the east limit of Area-1 [see below] - seems to have grown in phase with the boat play-place - it shares its decorative style and in particular its large colour-striped timber 'spatial-demarcation' blocks.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE
(paste-up 2-pics 28-09-2018 / to WWS)

 

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE
(pic 16-05-2019 / to SW)


Note in the background: two big N-side steps for climbing onto the boat's deck
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - VIEW OF DECK FROM N-SIDE STEPS
(pic 16-05-2019 / to WWS)


Boat's deck with abandoned child's bike - view from the boat's N-side access-steps
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - ON DECK
(pic 16-05-2019 / to EEN)


Boat's deck - view towards its bow. On the right side is a small (newly) mauve door into a strange little bow-room.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - ON DECK INSIDE THE BOW-SPACE
(pic 22-06-2019 / to EEN)


Behind the boat's mauve bow-hut door there is this oddly-shaped moldering room, empty but for a 'chair -of-authority' facing whoever enters (is this a joke?)
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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - DECK FROM E-EDGE BOAT-ENTRY PLATFORM
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paste-up 2-pics 16-05-2019 / to NNE)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - E-EDGE + TUNNEL PIPES  & BOAT-ENTRY PLATFORM
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paste-up 2-pics 16-05-2019 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - E-END - TUNNEL MOUTH
(pic 16-05-2019 / to NNE)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - E-END - IN TUNNEL
(pic 22-06-2019 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - E-END - WITH TUNNEL-MOUTH
(pic 22-02-2019 / to SSW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-EDGE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - E-END -  MAINTENANCE HUT  
(pic 22-02-2019 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): S-EDGE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - E-END - MAINTENANCE HUT 
(pic 22-02-2019 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN [AREA-1): S-SIDE - BOAT PLAY-PLACE - E-END - WITH TUNNEL-PIPES
(pic 16-05-2019 / to NW)

The back of the big notice-board that signals the E-end of 'Area-1' [shown below] is visible in this picture at top-centre-right - visually above the blue-tube's purple entry-ring - its rear side embellished with a white painted sign on its brown surface.  
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): E-END INFO NOTICE 
(pic 25-03-2018 / to E)


The east-end of the site's 'entry-plaza' (my 'Area 1') is signalled by a notice-board that conveys information on the N-C-Garden's history.

This notice-board is the first central structure accommodated by the widening of the triangular N-C-Garden site towards the east - the structures and facilities that occupy the centre of the N-C-Garden through Areas 2, 3, 4, extend from the group of wooden-box planters and seating that back onto this notice.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): E-END INFO NOTICES 
(pic 28-09-2018 / to EEN)

During the ensuing 6 months [ref previous pic] this notice board has acquired two new messages -  (revealing this loose community's broad tolerance of personality types and individually motivated actions) - a sentimental commercial icon of a teen-girl-guitarist asserting the ultimate profundity of "Me" and an astonishingly undecipherable 'instructional' notice opportunistically screwed to the board's frame
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): E-END INFO NOTICES 
(pic 22-02-2019 / to EEN)

During the ensuing 5 months the 'instructional' but undecipherable litter-notice [ref previous pic] has been replaced by a wooden storage-bin sporting a wooden illustration of a cute little kitsch fence (probably a retrieved litter-object that has at last found ironic status).
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): E-END INFO NOTICES - WITH LOG
(pic 22-06-2019 / to E)

During the ensuing 4 months the store-bin has
lost its cute-fence-front [ref previous pic] to a huge 'gesturing' multi-armed log (previously standing at its right side and now replaced there by a planter-box). 

Though the info-notice-board is conserved, its support and its immediate location are inevitability and inexplicably changed. 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-1): E-END INFO NOTICES - HISTORY INFO 
(pic 22-02-2019 / to EES)

[Click on pic to read text.]
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'AREA 2' - THE FIRST OF THREE 'AREAS' WITH CENTRAL EMPLACEMENTS & BUILDINGS    ... in process 

The widening of the triangular site towards the east is now sufficient to accommodate free-standing placements in the centre of the site as well as on both sides. This has initiated a new proliferation of structures - from now on in the site is densely filled with sit-places, garden-plots, improvised/art-objects, and especially invented buildings fulfilling manifold functions.

The central development starts in 'Area-2' with groups of plant-boxes and sitting-places, beginning behind the large info-board at the east end of Area-1, and expanding to include the two sides: the north-path and the south-driveway (the latter edged with large collections of boxed allotments (loaned to the local flat-dwellers). Finally Area-2 hosts the site's first (most westerly) buildings, on the north side (adjoining the north-path) a caravan submerged under wooden-cladding and accreted structural extensions, used as an 'events centre and kitchen'{???} and on the south-side an agglomerated building housing a barbecue and providing sheltered social sitting places facing onto the south driveway.

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NW CORNER OF CENTRE SIT-PLACE - VEHICLE TYRE SCULPTURE 
(pic 25-03-2018 / W)

In early 2018 this figure was the 'guardian' of the most traveled pathway into 'Area-2'. (By 5th April the sculpture had been moved close to the N-wall; by May 1st it had been removed. (Now in June 2019 it is back, but near the W entrance).
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NW CORNER - CENTRE & N-EDGE SIT-PLACES - EXTEND TO THE EAST FROM BEHIND THE BIG NOTICE-BOARD THAT TERMINATES AREA-1 [pic: left].
(pic 25-03-2018 / WWS)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NW CORNER - BOAT-SEAT
(pic 25-03-2018 / NNE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NW CORNER - CENTRE & N-SIDE SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS
(pic 27-10-18 / WWN)

The erratic scatter of sitting-places, plantings and sculptural objects along the north-edge of Area-1, that vaguely face across its open space towards its cafe, boat play-place and site entry, continues along the north edge of Area-2, however here they are more definitively inventive, useful and oriented than those in Area-1. In Area-2 they fringe a well-used path running between its N-boundary and its central building complexes, which serves as a defined route from the site's entry to its main communal gathering place, the east-end 'Area-5' 'plaza'.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): N-SIDE VARIOUS LOCATIONS - CIRCULAR BENCH
(pic 05-04-2018 / to #)

This is probably the most complete version of this large bench, portions of which appear around the site. ... 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): N-EDGE GARDEN (NEAR W-END) - AN 'MCLN' "PLAGUE-DOCTOR" SCULPTURE
(pic 25-03-2018 / NNW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS (VIEW FROM THE S-EDGE OF THE S-DRIVE.)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to WWN)

The first appearance of constructions on the widening centre space of the triangular site. Two central planters+sit-places extend eastwards
towards Area-2's south-building from the rear of the big notice-board that signals the east end of Area-1. They skirt the north-side of the S-drive, facing across it to the Area-1 boat play-place and the west end of the Area-6 south-planter zone. The rich variety and positioning of its seating suggests locational connecting with these zones. 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS (VIEWED FROM THE S-DRIVE.)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to WWN)

A rich variety of (probably) palette derived seating, here with (the temporary) emplacement of a vehicle(?) seat emblazoned with doodles which may date from before it was installed here.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS - BENCH (VEHICLE-SEAT?) + DOODLES
(pic 28-09-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-BUILDING W-SIDE PLANTER GROUP - S-DRIVE - PALETTE CHAIR + GREEN-SUPERMAN DOLL
(pic 22-02-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-BUILDING W-SIDE PLANTER GROUP - S-DRIVE - PALETTE CHAIR + GREEN-SUPERMAN DOLL
(pic 22-02-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-BUILDING - S-DRIVE LITTER - BROKEN CHAIR (?) 
(pic 28-09-2018 / to #)

This is probably an improvised seat, now broken and upended, left on the south-drive as (temporary) litter. It has become a monument to mixed sources-of-action: a 'Rietveldian' minimal structure on which dynamic natural forces have been allowed (via some human mis-calculation of rigidity) to impose their un-rationally-directed actions. The resulting object - an unhappy marriage of intention joined to chance, a dramatic conspectus, excites our human interest and exciting sense of duality and challenges the surrounding city-objects (monuments to "Single vision and Newton's sleep") and the litter of practical inventions (seats, boxes and more complex structures) that have successfully achieved an at least formal independence from natural actions/behaviour and a relative imperviousness to temporal change.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS - VIEW ACROSS THE SOUTH DRIVE TO ITS S-EDGE OF 3 LARGE PAINTINGS
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pic 28-09-2018 / to SE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT PLACE - VIEW ACROSS THE SOUTH DRIVE TO ITS S-EDGE PAINTING (W OF THREE)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to SSW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT PLACE - VIEW ACROSS THE SOUTH DRIVE TO ITS S-EDGE PAINTING (W OF THREE)
(pic 22-06-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS - MONUMENTAL JUNK-SCULPTURE
(pic 05-04-2018 / to EES)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): S-CNTR SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS - MONUMENTAL JUNK-SCULPTURE (DETAIL)
(pic 05-04-2018 / to SE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): N-SIDE - LARGE LOUNGER-CHAIR
(pic 28-09-2018 / to NE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): N-SIDE - BENCH-CHAIR & BIN
(pic 05-04-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): CENTRE SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS & NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE
(paste-up 2-pics 28-09-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): CENTRE SIT-PLACES + PLANTERS & NORTH BUILDING - SW-CORNER
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / to NW)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SIT-PLACES & NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE 
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paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE DETAIL
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE
(pic 25-03-2018 / to NNE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SIT-PLACES & NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE
(pic 27-10-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE
(pic 12-02-2019 / to NNE)

[Next 3 Pics: Interior views through the small window (right-hand end) and through the door (left-hand end).]
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE WINDOW INSIDE VIEW
(paste-up 2-pics 22-02-2019 / to NE)

Interior view through the small window at the right-hand end of the SW-facade [Ref previous pic.]
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE DOOR INSIDE VIEW
(paste-up 2-pics 12-02-2019 / to NE)

Interior view through the door at the left-hand end of the SW-facade [Ref previous pic.]
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SW-FACADE DOOR INSIDE VIEW
(pic 12-02-2019 / to NNW)

Interior view through the door at the left-hand end of the SW-facade [Ref previous pic.]
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SW & SE-FACADES
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - SE-FACADE - DETAIL
(pic 12-02-2019 / to NE)

The windows are
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NE-FACADE
(pic 04-05-2018 / to WWS)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NE-FACADE - PLASTIC MIRROR ('FALSE 'WINDOW')
(pic 22-02-2019 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NE-FACADE WITH PLASTIC MIRROR (' FALSE 'WINDOW')
(pic 22-02-2019 / to S)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NE-FACADE - PLASTIC MIRROR ('FALSE 'WINDOW')
(pic 15-02-2019 / to W)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NE-FACADE (VIEW FROM N-EDGE GARDEN)
(pic 05-04-2018 / to SSW)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): N-EDGE GARDEN (OPPOSITE N-BUILDING NE-FACADE)
(pic 05-04-2018 / to N)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - N CORNER (NE + NW-FACADES)
(pic 05-04-2018 / to S)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NW & SW-FACADES FROM NW CORNER
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / to SE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NE-FACADE, N-CORNER + N-PATH + DUMPED PLASTIC 
(paste-up 2-pics 28-09-2018 / to WWS)

One of the basic and fascinating aspects of this environment is that every object is very easily perceived as having the same status as every other - every thing becomes simply a form and tends to loose its comparative status in terms of qualitative meanings, value, usefulness, attractiveness, beauty. Thus the visual similarities and visual differences of things become more important than their functionality and value. A fascinating world of seeing from large to tiny. A plethora of decisions of all types but all equally communicative..
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): NORTH BUILDING - NW FACADE + N-PATH + N-EDGE GARDEN
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): N-PATH + N-EDGE GARDEN
(pic 25-03-2018 / to #)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): N-PATH + N-EDGE GARDEN - VIEW FROM AREA-2 (THE BUSH-ARCHES) TO AREA-3 (THE EYE-BALL & PALLET-MONUMENT)
(paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - N-FACADE + NW-CORNER
(pic 02-03-2019 / to #)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - N-FACADE
(pic 27-10-2018 / to SSW)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - N & E FACADES
(pic 12-02-2019 / to SW)

In this pic the elegant table-support shown in the next pic is in use with a (random) board top.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - N FACADE - A TABLE WITHOUT A TOP
(pic 02-03-2019 / to #)

The peculiar elegance of this object partly derives from:
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That it cannot obviously be limited: Its lack of a "table-top" enables its instant brain-catagorisation as "a Table" to falter - it thus cannot be immediately confined in the list/brain-area of object type-recognition - its purpose, constructions, forms remain conceptually open - it joins more easily with 'chance'.
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However, it has almost complete visibility (rather than visible completeness'). Every part ///participates in its visible//formal wholeness///is equally visible, thus all the relations between its parts are simultaneously comprehensible (it is perceived as a single form).
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The object appears to have been assembled from found parts primarily chosen for constructional convenience --
for instance the colors don't seem chosen, thus it is not the restrictive-practices of taste and training that are confining its forms//chance configurations. 'Naturalness' is a condition of openness to context/surroundings - even one may say 'surrounding world'! Such an object 'joins-in' (and '-out'), its boundaries are relatively unlimited ...it has 'subtle-differentiation'. 

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - E FACADE NE-CORNER
(pic 12-02-2019 / to SW)  

A site-typical collection of large disrelated forms supporting arbitrary decorations. 

There are several gaps in the building's walls. In this NE-corner, through the top of the triangular gap in the building's construction [pic: rt-side] the camera sees the interior view in the next pic.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - INTERIOR VIEW THROUGH BUILDING'S NE-CORNER
(pic 12-02-2019 / to SW)

This interior view is what the camera sees through the top of the triangular gap in the building's wall [previous pic - right side]: a room seemingly dedicated to spray- and brush-painting ... across its north-wall curiously dominated by a huge (grey-scale) painted eye, itself transformed into a huge phantasmagoric face of blue (hung-bags) eyes, white (hung-bag) nose and brown protruding (folded-futon) tongue - staring seemingly insultingly across the space at the opposite metal work-table. I presume this was not an intentional image?
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - W-FACADE
(pic 08-04-2018 / to EES)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - INTERIOR VIEW THROUGH W-FACADE NEAR N-END
(pic 12-02-2019 / to EES)

The same interior seen through a gap in the woodwork at the north (left) end of the west facade. The blue/white/brown phantasmagoric face curiously echoed and seemingly emphatically emphasised//clarified by an east-wall painting of an identically orientated staring beaked head! I presume that this coincidence was also not intentional?
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - W-FACADE
(pic 28-09-2018 / to EES)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - W-FACADE
(pic 16-05-2019 / to EES)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - W-FACADE - N-END DETAIL INCLUDING AN INTERIOR VIEW
(pic 16-05-2019 / to EES)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - W & S FACADES (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - S W CORNER (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE)
(pic 18-04-2019 / to #)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - S FACADE + SIT-PLACE (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE)
(pic 12-02-2019 / to NW)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - SE CORNER VAN (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE)
(pic 25-03-2018 / to WWN)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - SE CORNER + VAN (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE) 
(pic 25-03-2018 / to N)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - SE CORNER VAN + SCAFFOLD TERRACE (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE)
(pic 16-05-2019 / to #)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - S FACADE (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to EES)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - S FACADE OBJECT ON S-DRIVE - TABLE WITH MOSAIC
(pic 28-09-2018 / to S)

Another object (temporally) associated with a clutter of objects extending from the building's south-face onto the south-drive. 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - VIEW ACROSS S-DRIVE
(pic 28-09-2018 / to S)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): VIEW FROM SOUTH BUILDING ACROSS THE S-DRIVE TO A PAINTING (SECOND OF 3) ... (THIS BOARD WALLS 'AREA-6' PLANTER-BOXES)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to S)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): A GRAFFITI DETAIL ON THE PREVIOUS PAINTING (SECOND OF 3)
(paste-up 2-pics 22-02-2019 / to SSE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING - SW-CORNER + S-DRIVE
(pic 12-05-2019 / to SE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): VIEW FROM SOUTH BUILDING - VIEW ACROSS S-DRIVE TO A PAINTING (SECOND OF 3)
(pic 12-05-2019 / to #)

This is an elaboration of the previous painting [see above] - some of the sky, including the moon, has been retained. 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): SOUTH BUILDING 'EXTENSION' - A SIT-PLACE (WITH ITS OWN PAINTING) - BETWEEN  TWO S-DRIVE PAINTINGS & THE SITE'S S-BOUNDARY FENCE.
(pic 28-09-2018 / to SW)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-2): THE PREVIOUS SIT-PLACE (NOW A STORE-SPACE) SEEN IN ITS CONTEXT OF TWO S-DRIVE PAINTINGS & TWO PAINTED VANS (HERE VIEWED FROM S-END OF AREA-3).
(pic 13-03-2019 / to SW)


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'AREA 3' - THE SECOND OF THREE 'AREAS' WITH CENTRAL BUILDINGS     ... in process  

Separated from 'Area-2' by the first of three north-to-south walkways, what I call 'Area-3' includes two elaborate building agglomerations. The north building-group has two main components - adjoining the north-pathway are four self-contained chemical toilets, backing them to the south is a substantial single-volume studio/headquarters/storage and exhibition space for graffiti-painters. The south side of 'Area-2' is a partially (structurally and functionally) resolved, sometimes semi-roofed, area that proclaims itself 'The Workshop', a 'Butterfly Village', a flower-growing area.

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): N-EDGE GARDEN WITH 'EYE-EGG' & 'PALLET-MONUMENT'
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): N-EDGE GARDEN WITH 'PALLET-MONUMENT'
(pic 05-04-2018 / to N)

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): N-EDGE GARDEN - SCULPTURE - EYE-EGG
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NNW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): N-EDGE GARDEN - SCULPTURE (FOUND)
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NNW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): N-EDGE GARDEN - SEAT WITH DOODLE
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - VIEW FROM AREA-2 N-EDGE GARDEN
(pic 05-04-2018 / to EES)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM NW-CORNER
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM S-END
(paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM NW-CORNER
(pic 29-04-2018 / to SE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM S-END
(pic 11-05-2018 / to NE)

Dr Zadok* is painting on this 'free-for-all' space.

Note*: Painter of the elaborate frame around the big E-end mural (ver early-2018 [ref Ara-5 below])..
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM S-END
(paste-up 2-pics 27-10-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM S-END
(pic 12-02-2019 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM S-END
(pic 22-02-2019 / to #)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM S-END
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NW-CORNER PLUS BLOCK OF 4 WC-CUBICLES 
(pic 5-04-18 / to SE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NW-CORNER - WC INSTRUCTION NOTICE
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - N-FACADE WITH NW WC-CUBICLES
(pic 25-03-2018 / to S)

At the north end of the north building block are four standard portable-toilet cubicles (acquired ####), two facing west, two facing east.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NW WC-CUBICLES (no.1 IS OPEN)
(pic 15-02-2019 / to EES)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NW WC CUBICLES - no.1 INTERIOR
(pic 15-02-2019 / to E)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NW WC CUBICLES - no.2 INTERIOR
(pic 15-02-2019 / to E)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER FROM N-PATH
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / to W)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER - 2 WC CUBICLES
(pic 12-02-2019 / to W)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - NE WC CUBICLES - no.1 INTERIOR
(pic 12-02-2019 / to W)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - E & N-FACADES
(pic 25-03-2018 / to #)

South of the group of 4 wcs is the
artists studio  

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - PAINTING E-FACADE 
(pic 25-03-2018 / to S)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ANOMALOUS OBJECT 
(pic 25-03-2018 / to S)


N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - SE-CORNER - ENTRY INTO N/S-PASSAGE - FOX PAINTING ON W-FACADE OF 'AREA-4'
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / to N)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY 
(pic 04-05-2018 / to NNE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY
(pic 12-02-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY
(paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY ENTRY DOOR 
(pic 25-03-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY INTERIOR
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paste-up 2-pics 21-10-2018 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY INTERIOR
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paste-up 2-pics 21-10-2018 / to N)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY INTERIOR
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paste-up 2-pics 1-10-2018 / to N)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY INTERIOR
(paste-up 2-pics 21-10-2018 / to NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY INTERIOR
(pic 21-10-2018 / to WWN)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY INTERIOR
(pic 21-10-2018 / to WWN)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - ARTISTS'  STORE & GALLERY INTERIOR - VIEW THROUGH ITS E-WINDOW OF 'AREA-4' W-FACADE WITH VAN
(pic 21-10-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): NORTH BUILDING - THE ARTISTS' STORE & GALLERY'S S-FACADE IS VIEWED THROUGH THE ENTRY ARCH OF THE SOUTH COMPLEX
(pic 22-02-2019 / to NNW)

The artists' N-building gallery faces into into the workspace of the S-complex via its N-face 'ceremonial' entry-archway. 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): THE N-ENTRY-FRONT OF THE SOUTH-COMPLEX FACES THE ARTIST'S BUILDING ACROSS THE SITE'S W-TO-E PATH 
(pic 11-05-2018 / W) 

Looking west along the east-to-west centre-path. This path bisects the whole site, separating north and south buildings and installations. Though, as it leaves 'Area-3' and traverses 'Area-4' it kinks, narrows, and is partly roofed, it is nevertheless a continuous route from the west-end entry-space of 'Area-1', all the way to the east-end communal space of 'Area-5'.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX'S NORTH-ENTRY FRONT FACES THE 'AREA-3' N-BUILDING ACROSS THE W-TO-E PATH 
(pic 25-03-2018 / E) 

At this point the east-to-west centre-path kinks briefly to the right then passes between the N and S buildings of 'Area-4' [see next section].
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - SE CORNER VIEW FROM THE S-DRIVE
(pic 25-03-2018 / NW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - E-FACADE S-END - CONSTRUCTION
(pic 25-03-2018 / WWS) [NB: enlarged pic is a ver from 13-03-19]

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - E-FACADE SE-CORNER - 'MONUMENT'
(pic 10-04-2019 / NW) 

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - E-FACADE S-END - DRAWING
(pic 10-04-2019 / WWN) 

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - FROM NE-CORNER
(paste-up 2-pics 11-05-2018 / SSW) 

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE AREA TABLE FROM E-SIDE
(pic 25-03-2018 / W)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE AREA IN USE AS A WORKSHOP
(pic 11-05-2018 / SSW) 

The long social table is propped against the W side and the central space is being used as a workshop.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE AREA IN USE AS A WORKSHOP
(pic 22-02-2019 / S) 

Viewed through the N-side entry arch, the central (often social) space is again being used as a  workshop.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH COMPLEX - N-SIDE - ENTRY-ARCH (FROM W-TO-E PATH)
(pic 04-05-2018 / SE)

The centre space is set-up for work
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH COMPLEX - N-SIDE - ENTRY-ARCH (FROM W-TO-E PATH)
(pic 12-02-2019 / SE)

The centre space is a social place with people collecting around the long table.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH COMPLEX - N-SIDE - ENTRY-ARCH LEFT BOX (FROM W-TO-E PATH)
(pic 25-03-2018 / SSE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH COMPLEX - N-SIDE - ENTRY-ARCH RIGHT BOX (FROM W-TO-E PATH)
(pic 25-03-2018 / SSW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX -  SW CORNER (VIEWED FROM S-DRIVE)
(paste-up 2-pics 25-03-2018 / NE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE AREA FROM W-SIDE - WITH TABLE
(pic 25-03-2018 / EEN)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE AREA TABLE FROM W-SIDE
(pic 25-03-2018 / EEN)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE AREA FROM W-SIDE
(pic 05-04-2018 / NE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE AREA FROM W-SIDE (AS WORK SPACE)
(pic 22-02-2019 / SE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - CENTRE FROM W-SIDE
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / E)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - S-END FROM W-SIDE + S-DRIVE + VAN 
(pic 25-03-2018 / SE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - S-END + S-DRIVE
(pic 05-04-2018 / SE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - VIEW ACROSS S-DRIVE TO STORED BEAMS & 
(paste-up 2-pics 05-04-2018 / SE)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - S-END & VIEW ACROSS S-DRIVE TO PAINTING 
(pic 12-02-2019 / S)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - VIEW ACROSS S-DRIVE TO PAINTING (EAST OF 3) - WALLING W-EDGE BOX-PLANTERS
(pic 28-09-2018 / S)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - S-END & VIEW ACROSS S-DRIVE TO VAN & PAINTING 
(pic 13-03-2019 / S)

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - S-END + S-DRIVE + VAN (N-SIDE)
(pic 25-03-2018 / SW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-3): SOUTH-COMPLEX - S-END + S-DRIVE + SAME VAN (S-SIDE)
(pic 25-03-2018 / SW)

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'AREA 4' - THE THIRD OF THREE 'AREAS' WITH CENTRAL BUILDINGS     ... in process   

Area-4 hosts the most complex buildings. The N- building's largest enclosure is the N-C-Garden's biggest construction-materials store-space which fills the N-building's volume to its outer facades on three-sides, N, W and E.. At the NE corner a small hut juts from the store-space's east-facade line - it's a kind of 'studio-store' of parts for constructing and mending bikes; at the SE corner another larger projection includes a dog's house and a semi-open piano-veranda at//as its SE-corner. Its south side, mostly facing the S-building bar across a roofed portion of the site's W-to-E path, is a row of closed and locked small volumes with unknown functions. The S-building is a large bar backed by a less differentiated area of sitting-places, a bee enclosure, sculptures and plant-boxes.  

The sequence of this tour of Area-4's N and S buildings is:
1: N-Building:
    - The SW corner 
    - W-facade from its SW-corner to its NW-corner
    - N-facade and N-edge garden from its NW-corner to its NE-corner
    - E-facade from its NE-corner bike-repair hut, via the big construction-materials store, to its SE-corner  piano-veranda.
2: E-to-W path between north and south buildings
    - From E to W end.
3: S-Building:
    - W-face to SW corner, across S-face to SE-corner, up the E-face to bar.

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING FROM SW- CORNER ( & W-ENTRY INTO E-TO-W PASSAGE) - HIGH VIEW FROM AREA-3
(pic 25-03-2019 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - S-FACADE AT SW- CORNER
(pic 13-03-2019 / to NNE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE - VIEW FROM SW-CORNER
(pic 27-10-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - PAINTING ITS W-FACADE - VIEW FROM FROM SW-CORNER
(pic 25-03-2018 / to NNE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE AT S-END
(pic 05-04-2018 / to E)

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.N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE - VIEW FROM SW-CORNER
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE AT N-END
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM NW-CORNER
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE - VIEW INTO CONSTRUCTION-STORE OVER NW-CORNER VAN BONNET
(pic 22-02-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - W-FACADE FROM NW-CORNER VAN
(pic 22-02-2019 / to SE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING VIEW - NW CORNER FROM AREA-3 N-EDGE GARDEN 
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paste-up 2-pics 02-03-2019 / to SE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - NW CORNER FROM N-EDGE PATH
(paste-up 2-pics 02-03-2019 / to SSE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-FACADE (W-END) FROM N-EDGE PATH
(pic 22-02-2019 / to WWS)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-FACADE (W-END) FROM N-EDGE PATH -  CONSTRUCTION-STORE WALL COLLAPSE
(pic 05-04-2018 / to
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH - VIEW TO E-END
(pic 08-04-2018 / to EEN)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH N-EDGE PLUS TWO PALETTE-PLANTERS
(pic 05-04-2018 / to NE)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH N-EDGE - PALETTE-PLANTER-1
(pic 13-03-2019 / to NNW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH N-EDGE - PALETTE-PLANTER-1
(pic 13-03-2019 / to
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE-GARDEN - REAR OF PALETTE-PLANTER-1 WITH SIT-PLACE
(pic 02-03-2019 / to SW)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE-GARDEN - N-WALL & REAR OF PALETTE-PLANTER-1
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paste-up 2-pics 28-09-2018 / to EEN)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE GARDEN N-WALL (RAIL-PYLON EMPLACEMENT)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE GARDEN N-WALL (RAIL-PYLON EMPLACEMENT)
(pic 05-04-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE GARDEN N-WALL (RAIL-PYLON EMPLACEMENT) 
(pic 28-09-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE GARDEN N-WALL (RAIL-PYLON EMPLACEMENT)
(pic 28-09-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH & N-GARDEN - PALETTE-PLANTER-2 + (RAIL-PYLON EMPLACEMENT)
(pic 13-03-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH & N-GARDEN - PALETTE-PLANTER-2
(pic 26-02-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH & N-GARDEN + PALETTE-PLANTER-2
(pic 13-03-2019 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-FACADE FROM N-EDGE PATH

(pic 08-04-2018 / to #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-FACADE FROM N-EDGE PATH

(pic 02-03-2019 / #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-FACADE (E-END) FROM N-EDGE PATH

(pic 25-03-2018 / #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-EDGE PATH - VIEW W

(paste-up 2-pics 22-02-2019 / #)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER BIKE-HUT - N-FACADE FROM N-

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - N-FACADE FROM N-EDGE PATH

(paste-up 2-pics 26-02-2019 / to SW)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER BIKE-HUT - N-FACADE FROM N-EDGE PATH (PAINTING DETAIL)

(pic 26-02-2019 / to SSW)

Painting to the right of the "Love Moi" face, showing sprayed paint on OSB-board surface.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER BIKE-HUT - N-FACADE FROM N-EDGE PATH

(paste-up 2-pics 26-02-2019 / to SSW)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - E-FACADE: BIKE-HUT; N-STORE; DOG-HOME. PIANO-VERANDA 

(paste-up x3 pics 02-03-2019 / #)


North-Building: sequence from the north-path [pic-right] to the E-to-W path [pic-left - ref standing figures]: 

- pic right - a shed for recycled bikes and bike-parts

- pic cntr - behind the E-wall (+ E-entry door) is the site's largest store-space (for construction-materials). Much of the store's E-wall is set back from the 'building-line', allowing an open work-space in front of it. 

- pic left - projecting forwards again is first the dog's home with a North-facing wall and window. This block continues west as enclosed and covered spaces accessed from inside the store.    

- pic left - then, at the SE-corner of this N-building-group, is a veranda-like space furnished with a piano and books. (Beyond this the E-to-W centre-path debouches into the site's 'Area 5' community/social space.) 
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - E-FACADE N-END - BIKE-HUT & BIKE-MENDING

(pic 11-05-2018 / W)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - E-FACADE NE-CORNER - BIKE-HUT & BIKE-MENDING

(pic 22-02-2019 / to W)


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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER: BIKE-HUT - E-FACADE DOOR OPEN

(pic 26-02-2019 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER: BIKE-HUT - VIEW IN THROUGH E-DOOR
(pic 26-02-2019 / to W)

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - NE-CORNER: BIKE-HUT - N-WALL - VIEW IN THROUGH S-WALL 'WINDOW'

(10-04-2019 / #)

View inside via the bike-hut's little S-face window-hole [see next pic].
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - E-FACADE OF CONSTRUCTION-STORE + BIKE-HUT

(paste-up x2 pics 10-04-2019 / W)

An enormous cat has has appeared across the E-face of the E-facade of the construction-store and the S-wall of the bike-hut. (Note the bike-hut's little S-face window-hole [ref previous picture's inside view].)
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - CONSTRUCTION-STORE - E-FACE (UN-WALLED)
(pic 11-05-2018 / to W)

At this time the forecourt of the store was cluttered with large objects (mostly water-tanks) that served to partially wall it. At this time it had no E-wall or door. It seemed simply a more congested portion of the whole maze-like site. However when I wandered in I was asked to leave, and on a subsequent visit it was walled with a locking door [ref to next pics]. 

Because it is usually a locked ('forbidden') zone it evokes a modicum of mystery at the 'heart' of a site replete with undisciplined choices.

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - CONSTRUCTION-STORE EXTERIOR - E-ENTRY DOOR IS OPEN
(pic 13-03-2019 / to SW)

By now the construction-store is walled [see big pic above] and its S-end door is usually locked, or if in use casual visitors are asked to leave. Here the door is open.
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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - CONSTRUCTION-STORE INTERIOR - E-ENTRY DOOR
(pic
02-03-2019 / to SE)

Just inside the construction-store looking back at its closed E-entry door that is visually blocked with a plastic curtain.

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N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - CONSTRUCTION-STORE INTERIOR - VIEW FROM THE E-ENTRY
(paste-up 2-pics 26-02-2019 / to W)

Looking into the open part of the store from its E-entry. On the left is the graffitied outer wall of s S-side storeroom and an entry into a S-side kitchen (see pic below).

N-C-GARDEN (AREA-4): NORTH BUILDING - CONSTRUCTION-STORE INTERIOR - E-ENTRY WALL-DETAIL