Deptford X

The Sally Barker Empire appropriated Deptford via The Deptford X Open, 2006.

I hi-jacked the beautiful, award winning Laban Centre building by adding a Sally Barker Wing, which in turn connects to the muddy creek underneath via a spiral staircase. In contrast to the architecture’s super sleek, sophisticated exterior shell, the creek is fantastically filthy, slimy, and primeval. The pontoon leads along Deptford Creek, rising and falling with the tide, and links the wing to my studio with its fabulous views of the creek constantly exposing and covering its muddy underbelly.