Rachel Whitehead, Demolished
Demolished captures the destruction of tower blocks in
three different housing estates in Hackney, east London, between 1993 and 1995.
According to Whiteread, this work is ‘something that is going to be completely
forgotten… the detritus of our culture’.During the Thatcher era, Whiteread
was particularly concerned by the social and economic changes introduced by the
Conservative party, and their impact on homeless people in London. This work
operates as a metaphor for neglect and disappearance, commemorating what no