Project Description

Chris Wood_Heygate Heaven_image credit-Chris Wood

Heygate Heaven is a soundscape of the estate, intermixing the sounds of its streets and voices of former residents of Heygate Estate, alongside others including a former Southwark Council leader, an architect of the estate, the artist himself and academics. The piece was produced by Chris Wood during spring and summer 2012, recorded capturing the process of the relocation of residents from the estate.

Post-script: I finished this piece in July 2012. Since then a lot has happened. The final residents have been evicted from the Heygate and Southwark Council accidentally released the financial figures of the deal. Extraordinarily, they will ultimately make a loss on the sale of the land.

– Chris Wood