I really enjoyed Wayne Alan Brenner's piece on Salvage Vanguard's trouble with hanging on to a home base [“Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
,” Arts & Culture, June 24]. I met WAB in the early Nineties, when all the hip alt theatre and dance was being done in an abandoned cinema complex on Ben White. But this latest whinging correspondence is the very definition of "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Gentrification. Abusive banks. Institutional racism, sexism, whateverism. It's a simple fact of life, artistic or otherwise: Some people cause change, and others get changed. Put down roots, or get washed away. SVT's work certainly justifies the group's existence. Losing their home base reflects what they need to come to grips with: a fundamental irresponsibility and lack of foresight.