SPYING ON THE RUINS AND DETRITUS OF CAPITALISM; THEN RE-DEEMING IT(?). GH LEES(PART 2). BY STEVEN BENSON.

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I was, now-cf

https://decayetude.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/the-haunted-vaults-of-failing-capitalism-the-former-george-henry-lees-and-indie-biennial-2018-part-1outside-of-the-outside-of-time-by-steven-benson/

INSIDE  the OUTSIDE of the remains of capitalism; (G H Lees JETTISONNED outside by market forces, development and “progress”).

 

8 years after this https://decayetude.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/desuetudeimages-and-text-on-decay-and-memory-inspired-by-sebald-and-the-death-of-a-department-store/:

THIS: IMG_9180.JPG and this

fading,and…….fading.

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Parts of the beautiful colonnade had fallen off

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Rapid had failed, in turn; and failed to stop the rot… it too faded, and hollowed out by “Rapid” expansionism, without foundation, boom and bust.

{Sebald and Benjamin made poetry out of the demise of elements of capital; these immemorial remnants, too, speak poetry, and attempt to stretch into infinity…. of course, they won’t: they too are decaying, and will be superceded, at best by a another hotel; at worst by total rot https://decayetude.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/the-smell-of-mildew-in-movie-theaterseugenides-middlesex2002-an-odeelegy-to-the-abc-cinema-lime-street-by-steven-benson/

and https://decayetude.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/blasted-out-of-time-more-finalities-and-remnants-ex-futurist-and-main-abcat-night-photo-post-by-steven-benson/


Do you not GET it, people?! House of Fraser, Debenhams, even Poundworld: they have all failed/are failing; Carluccios now….

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I want to allow the rest of the captures to speak for themselves,at an attempt at redemption/ forever living, through this recording,ironically, via a technology which has been, also, partly causative of the death of these enterprises, these temporary halls of splendour…

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IMG_9065IMG_9063.JPGIMG_9070.JPGIMG_9112IMG_9021dark battles, by night, on deserted bridges

IMG_9019IMG_9132There are plans to-temporarily again, re-open the old Signature café as a “pop up”; more likely this:IMG_9099.JPG

Lees, I cry to thee: I shall be back……

 

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