What does one do when the building where one was invited to live and work under goes a major interior demolition? Move out, of course, but where? We were notified on Thursday, 24 May, 2007 work would begin on Tuesday. We had five days to find a place to live, relocate the brewery, pack equipment, supplies, art, and bottle 100 litres of beer.
The director of the institution who was out of the country maintained she had no knowledge of the extent of the work. She left it to an intern who had agreed to volunteer one day a week to smooth over the situation.
We later found out the construction company had notified the arts organization in February the building would not be inhabitable during the demolition.
Tuesday, 29 May, 2007 morning at 7:00 a.m. the demolition began.
Relocation of the brewery, equipment, and supplies into a room not scheduled to be torn down.
Interior of Building on Day 1 of Demolition
A friend in Munich agreed to temporarily give up his flat so we could stay in it until living arrangements could be made for us in the Netherlnds. Returning two weeks later, 7 June, 2007 to the demo’d artspace to pick-up the brewery and supplies we were surprised as to how fast the walls and ceiling could be removed in such a large building.