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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]