Rus Eng
Time of London
In this project, we chase the time on the streets of London. In this city generations, epochs, and styles were replacing each other for ages. Inclined, patched buildings sometimes reinforced with bolts, are adapted for new purposes and for technologies of modern life. The walls of London live their own life and give new life to other objects and plants. Old wood beams get charred. Ivy vines settle in seams and moss covers stones. Windows and doors are sealed. New tubes, wires and antennas are mounted around the walls. In this way, a wall changes from mute, speechless material evidence into a witness, an active participant of London history. It brings traces of the past and tells its story to those who are interested to listen.