In the Summer of 1997 the director of the Slade Summer School asked me to be Artist in residenceduring the 10 weeks school. I had just returned from the Boise travel schoolschip so was interested in responding to London again. I was living in camberwell and was passing through Elephant and Castleand was intrigued responding to a place that was deemed to to be opressive after a period off working in major cities like New York Paris and Venice