Jem Finer b. 1955
Blowing Down the Blue Wall (2008)
The blue wall surrounded the Olympic Site in East London, a relentless and unstoppable barrier to exclude feral elements from the kingdom of construction.
The film documents part of the process of making a "sonic map" of the site - as one was not allowed in, the commissioning of such a work was rendered pretty much absurd from the start. Thus the focus became the wall.
The eventual work, The Rise and Fall of the Olympic State, managed to include some material from within the site, in the form of a transcript of a guided tour, arranged by the authorities. i.e. predictably gloss, tosh and whitewash.
The final act was to try and blow the walls down using the time honoured tradition of trumpets.
The players were Dan Gayle Hayes, Pete Fraser, Ian Williamson and Dorian McFarland, the film was shot and edited by Jem Finer who has never taken a penny of the Olympic billions.