Two elements of a Vanilla Beer installation at Hall Place, Bexley,
were removed by the Director without consultation with either the
artist or the arts team for the project. This left an incomplete
and vandalised piece of work with Vanilla Beer's name attached.
No explanation was offered.
Vanilla has long had a thing about interactive art. The Bexley
show can now be regarded as a performance piece, thanks to the
unilateral interference of this Director who has earned a place
in the same sentence as the Japanese students jumping around on
Tracey Emin's bed. We think he was spooked. We might even credit
a ghost or two. One of Nil's students at the University of Greenwich
made the local papers with his spook metric machines and their
interesting blips. We don't know, but if it's a matter of taste
and appropriate fare for public consumption, we look forward to
a similar edit of the menu in the Hall Place café.