Friday, February 05, 2010

The Dangers of Urban-Ex

Untitled (2005), Christopher Young.

An article popped up on some headlines last night about a scavenger dying from misadventure in Perth.

The site - ABB - has been fenced off for a while now and has been going through the process of being demolished. I briefly had thoughts of having a gander just before Christmas but typically follow a policy of not entering sites where signage is clear and attempts have been made to make it secure.

I spotted a few shots of the interior on Flickr, so some of Perth's Urban-Exs have been in for a look at least.

Personally, I've never been a big fan of the adrenalin of such things, especially considering the amount of gear I carry. I instead, much prefer to formalise site visits and spend hours rather than minutes absorbing the spaces.

In other news, one of the major venues in drei (5 images in the 2008 breadbox show, shot in 2006) was also recently fenced off and will likely come down in the next few weeks.

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