Pull-on, build-up, pull-down

Fixture Temporary
Physical Scale Medium
Experiential Scale Medium
Geographical Scale Local

To minimize disruption to the town, the rides and attractions that make up the fair arrive as late as possible, and a rapid (usually overnight) transformation takes place as these pull on to the fair site. It packs up and leaves with the same amazing speed.

Despite the speed of arrival and departure, there is a long and careful process of planning and organization that has to take account of many different kinds of control, and draw upon many different kinds of official powers and laws. All of this goes on behind the scenes, producing an ‘invisible’ architecture within which the temporary architecture of the fair is installed.

Timelapse film shot from the church tower of St. Mary, Ilkeston, overlooking the Market Place and Wharncliffe Road.