This gallery displays a few photos of the demolition project. The dismantling of the outdated Women’s College Hospital in downtown Toronto. photos were captured over a couple of years and could be considered reportage but for me they are more importantly about the sensory experience.
There were a number of locations at the site, which took up most of a city block, where things were being simultaneously and logically pulled apart. Sounds, smells, vibrations. Slamming, crunching and grinding of metal, brick, wood, plastic and plaster, all randomly grabbing attention. Bent metal, an avalanche of bricks poured over the ground, bent electrical conduits and wires, gushing water, stacked rooms ripped opened by a huge metal claw. Even the ground shook.
Alan Hooper Paintings and Photography,