We are in Cardiff completing the final stages of Storm.2, the second public work of The Storm Cycle, that we have titled Things come apart.
We are trying to activate a running description of four days and nights of violence and rioting that erupted here a century ago, in the June of 1919. A description, unfolding day-by-day, hour-by-hour, compiled verbatim from the period newspaper reports filed and published as it happened – as a particular and sometime contradictory body of located archival material in the present.
We have taken up residence in the hall of The Tabernacl Church on The Hayes – a room that also stood here that summer, at the heart of the events and streets we are reconsidering. And next week, in this room, we will try to track and tell the sequence of those events – modelled across a set of five tables whose tops each hold a different section of the city street maps of the time…
[ Images: Mike Brookes ]