wendy’s occupying the house
As we walk into the 1930’s building that houses the Reading Fine Arts degree show we are passed a clip-board with a pen attached on a long string. The
Building Occupants Register
A dedicated labelled plynth proudly holds the list of visitors on a smartly painted brick wall above what was once a modern radiator.
As I leave the building I wonder whether my name should be struck from the list. I’m no longer an occupant. Where does visiting end and occupancy begin? For a firefighter, tackling a blaze, “who’s in the building?” is the key question. A partailly accurate paper list will not help them.