‘People & Places’ – Putney Leisure Centre

The components of a techno club. The relentless metronomic thud of a kick drum from a workout class above (the ‘upper room’) and the blistering heat and fog of steam in the confines of a ‘sweat lodge’ (dry ice in the ‘main room’). A kind of forum-meets-debating chamber. Discussions about ‘the weather, social skills, bus passes, bringing up teenagers’ whilst sitting on benches or standing in water. An aquatic tank into which anyone can immerse. Civic democracy in action. The parade of every(wo)man. A scar from chest to waist, one leg and crutches, an array of tattoos across the human form…

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