The Demolition of Dale Garage


Upon receiving a letter from the council about the imminent demise of Dale Garage, Maurice Carlin and I made an absurd, ad hoc service for the old garage on a back street in Salford. 

Interested in what is left behind, I dictated the letter that announced its fate as Morry transcribed as best as he could. He could not catch all the words. Once finished, he handed me his transcript which I faithfully read. The process was repeated until the letter fell to the last word of nonsense. The letter too had been demolished. This was followed by a toast and a group photograph in front of Dale Garage. This was immediately printed with the letter and made into a book for the audience to take home.

The was part of Reading for Reading´s Sake festival at Islington Mill and commissioned for Lockwoods Yard in Nelson.