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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Weekend popped up on the wall on Whitworth Street last year (2010) for the Cornerhouse exhibition Unspooling. Stefan Zeyen’s work features 80 site specific fly posters from the Godard film, Weekend (1967). The exhibitions aim was to explore cinema out of its space. Stefan Zeyen freezes Godard’s infamous ciphers of car-crash capitalism on their murderous […]