Tim Etchells: City Changes

Life in that place was like watching paint dry.

Life in that place was like watching 500 TVs all tuned to a different channel.

Life in that place was like watching 500 TVs all tuned to a dead channel.

Life in that place was like watching 500 TVs bursting into flames.

Life in that place was like being in prison.

Life in that place was great – like being in an adult movie about the Fall of Rome.

Life in that place was safe.

Life in that place was quite difficult.

The pace of life in that place hadn’t changed in centuries.

The pace of change and life in that place was totally dizzying.

The pace of life there was what travel books call charming and untouched.

The pace of life there was what medical books call insane.

Life there was what science books call atrophied.

Life there was what science-fiction books call weird.

Life there was what some people call tedious with a capital T.

Life there was what some people call a bit silly.

Life there was what some people call traditional.

Life there was what some people call a shame.

Life there was what some people call rather sanitized.

Life there was what some people call random or hard to describe.

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