Four months later, 46 Malden Road has undergone yet another transformation. Every morning the metal shutters open, every evening they close. In the interim, the Zabludowicz gallery reveals its neon-lit window display, Tracey Emin's "I Kiss You" (2004), one of the collective's several displays in locations including vacant shops, a former Methodist chapel and the 33rd floor of a skyscraper in New York City's Times Square. See http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/
And when the Zabludowicz group leave the premises on 14th March 2011, 46 Malden Road will change hands yet again.
For a period of one month, the dry cleaning shop will become Liminal Space, a zone of crafting, creating, playing, storytelling and celebrating, based on the organisers' background as Puppetry students at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and in collaboration with the International Student Puppet Festival and the Accidental Festival, happening at the Camden Roundhouse from 19th - 22nd May 2011.
Who knows what will become of 46 Malden Road and all the other disused commercial properties in cities across the world? Thanks to Camden Council's Pop-Up Scheme, we have the chance to give them a little heart and a little voice, for a limited period of time. Beyond the frontiers of ownership, creativity might well surge...
In the words of Peter Brook, "I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage."