Last Breath: Unofficial pre-demolition celebrations

T. Dekeyser, B.L. Garrett

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Last Breath is a project that invites artists to contribute a piece of work to a building which is soon to be destroyed. Artistic offerings are recorded in photographs and on video, records released once the building, along with the art, has been demolished. These place-making events perform a kind of audio/visual memento mori, reminding us not only of the perpetual transitoriness of urban existence but also of the potential for participation in such processes. In this article, words, still images and videographic footage are blended to explore and imagine what sorts of affective capacities the project might afford through its creative interventions and mediations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-730
Number of pages8
JournalCultural Geographies
Issue number4
Early online date06 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • TAZ
  • architecture
  • art
  • demolition
  • exploration
  • graffiti
  • photography
  • urban
  • video
  • visual


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