Browsing Archives of Author »Erinma Ochu«

Manchester Histories – a #histonauts2 journal @mcrhistfest

March 5, 2012

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Recently I’ve been drawn to the sweets spot where fantasy and reality meet – where better than in game? I’ve lived and worked in manchester over half my life now but never really fully explored its history in any depth. Over the past week or so, however, as a Histonaut, playing a game at the Manchester […]

3am to 4am

June 13, 2011

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A strong smell of marijuana overwhelms us as people flag down taxis or ask where the cash machines are before heading in the opposite direction. Work men in fluorescent gear walk across the railway bridge, one with a headlamp on, inspecting the tracks. Rubbish piles up, bins overflow and pigeons swoop in on the spoils. […]

Incidental archive

June 10, 2011

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After some time researching and brainstorming the concept into a film piece, filming and editing on the Oxford Road project has stepped up in the last month. We decided in the end to not create a poetic narrative (although this could be part of a future development). The film will be showcased alongside Cote D’Azur […]

Protest!

June 1, 2011

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Something that we’ve always found curious is that people with a protest come and hold them outside BBC Manchester on Oxford Road. It’s as if people are protesting there in the hope that their protests will be picked up and broadcast around the world. I wonder what will happen when the BBC moves – will […]

Filming

June 1, 2011

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I’ve shot footage along Oxford Road for the last 3 months using anything that comes to hand, including an iPhone, Flip HD, Nikon D90, Canon 305 and Panasonic AF101. It’s the 101 that I’ve purchased and now using for most footage. Oxford Road has proved a good project in which to really get to know […]

Night Junction

February 7, 2011

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Heading home from a recce along Oxford Road we stopped at the traffic light junction opposite the Cornerhouse and I took a series of unfocussed still photos in rapid succession. This ultra short film sequence is the result. It feels like the beginning of something – not quite sure what that is yet -but nice […]