The Last Breath Project aims to give buildings that are soon to be demolished a ‘last’ chance to showcase some beautiful work from a talented artist.
The very first saw Bisser give Blackfriars Cafe in Southwark a one-off beautification before materiality will be replaced by a residential construction on the back of regeneration plans in the area.
Blackfriars Cafe closes its eyes after a brief lifetime of 35 years; half the expected lifetime of a human being. When Bisser finished, they gathered, photographed the work, admired the building and waved Blackfriars Cafe a final “good bye”.
The first beautification and exhibition behind, they are currently preparing for the next episode.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to witness the next Last Breath of a remarkable, soon-to-be-demolished building or if you desire to be one of the next “beautifiers”.
From Last Breath:
“When inspecting the building a couple of months ago, an elderly man appeared with his camera in his hands. He told me he drops by weekly to photograph the transition and decay of the building. He himself, used to go to the cafe as a teenager with his parents. The man shared nostalgic reminiscing and after taking his final picture, he remarked, “I am really sad this is happening, it feels as if a part of my childhood is being taken away from me”.