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Artsadmin / 2 Degrees Festival / Art Night 2019 / Hilary Powell and Daniel Edelstyn: The Bank Job - Big Bang 2 at 151-155 Hoe Street

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Time 19:00
Date 22/06/19
Price Free
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  • Bring along your joy in redemptive destruction.
  • See you at 151-155 Hoe Street

Witness the aftermath of an exploded van holding £1million worth of debt bought by HSBC.

19:00 - 00:00.

Hoe Street Central Bank (led by artists Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn, respective Governor and Chief Economist of HSCB) will open its doors wide on Art Night to place hope in our collective future with a spot of anarchic joy in redemptive destruction. Throughout 2018, HSCB established itself as a hub of creative action towards economic change.

HSCB will quite literally explode a van with the £1million of debt they have bought, in reference to Big Bang 1 in 1986 and Thatcher’s deregulation of the banks. The public van explosion, called Big Bang 2, will take place on 28 April 2019 with a backdrop of Canary Wharf.

Come to the bank to explore the aftermath of this explosion as the van is made into commemorative coins for HSCB bondholders and the bank becomes a space to imagine and create a fairer economy. Witness the process as this community heist of an art project / feature documentary film ‘Bank Job’ reaches its climax.