June 24, 2013
How can you know a city? How can you take a piece of the city home with you? This is the question we asked ourselves in New York. And, we’ve decided to do an Oxford Road style experiment to try and capture an inkling of the grid layout of Manhattan. We are staying right in […]
April 10, 2012
Our new project Landscape/Portrait (working title) follows on from Oxford Road by using archives to revisit and re-look at places today. We will select up to 10 landscape paintings, revisit these sites and film them to produce a modern-day portrait of that landscape. We structured Oxford Road using photographic archives, this time we are going […]
November 4, 2011
I just re-watched the crowdsourced documentary, Life in A day, on BBC2 which captures a day in the life of people around the globe. The narrative has been structured around a 24 hour time frame and in a way, there are synergies with how we structured ‘Oxford Road’. For me, it was the most meaningful way to edit the film and show a journey along the road and to capture over time, the changing nature of the people who frequent it and their movement along it.
July 2, 2011
This morning we came across a great @mcrarchives mapping manchester project via @foodiesarah which is encouraging people to collectively map manchester’s history by adding historical photos to a map of Manchester. This caused us to return to look at the public Oxford Road flickr map that we set up a while back . We joyfully discovered that people have […]
June 15, 2011
To storyboard the film to help us shoot and edit the film, we returned to the Archive+ and the amazing Local Image Collection. Through these sources, we were able to lay down in photographs the strip of Oxford Road featured in the film. This was a really interesting process where photos were mixed up chronologically […]
May 6, 2011
Over the past month we’ve been capturing a video snapshot along Oxford Road for each hour of the day. We are now missing just five parts to the film, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00, 05:00 and 12:00.
February 13, 2011
Manchester remains an archetype for the complex encounter between memory and renewal with its ever-changing skyline. Over the last 50 years, Manchester has undergone a huge number of physical changes and continues to intertwine rich potential within the city. One example is the future combination of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, a cultural recombination with the potential […]