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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Manchester Archive + is part of Greater Manchester County Record Office and features some of their photographic records on Flickr. www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterarchiveplus/ The Odeon Cinema in Oxford Street, Manchester originally opened in 1930 as the Paramount Theatre and was built for the Paramount Film Company of America. Circa. 1910.
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 […]
We started this blog to explore Oxford Road in Manchester, England and the transition it will undergo over the next couple of years and beyond as two cultural organisations, the BBC and Cornerhouse, move from their prime location, on Oxford Road. You can find out more about this and us here. We both live just […]