Blog from The Radical History of Hackney website on 'Caribbean House, Hoxton' 1976-1988. Check out the film and blog here. Source: The Radical History of Hackney Website.
As part of the archive research and interviews I've been working on for On-the-Record's oral history project, 'A Hackney Autobiography', I've come across this fantastic short independent film 'Somewhere in Hackney', made by Ron Orders in 1980. The film is available free from the BFI website here. It features many of the key workers at… Continue reading ‘Somewhere in Hackney’ (1980)
In May this year, I worked alongside Sami Jalili of Eros Press, and the artist Sharon Kivland, to film an evening of performances at Senate House Library, entitled 'Their Eyes Travel Across the Page, and Their Hearts Search Out Meaning'. This is republished with many thanks to Eros Press, and to the film's editor Sally… Continue reading Their Eyes Travel Across The Page…
In June 2014, I curated and co-hosted a small film festival at Birkbeck Cinema, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image and the Derek Jarman Lab. The festival, 'East London on Film', arose from a number of conversations and my own research into the filmic history of East London, and the… Continue reading East London on Film Festival (June, 2014)
Imperceptibly, the day had begun drawing to a close as Austerlitz talked, and the light was already fading when we left the house in Alderney Street together to walk a little way out of town, along the Mile End Road to the large Tower Hamlets cemetery, which is surrounded by a tall, dark brick wall… Continue reading St Clement’s Hospital, Mile End
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU8kW0PEOb0 This short film piece, was conceived as part of a visual exploration and documentation of unknown places in East London. It was my attempt to discover unknown spaces and really look at them. This abandoned warehouse on edge of the Regents canal is no longer being used, and involved a kind boatman to reach,… Continue reading Watching & Waiting
This piece is an extract from a longer piece about my walk up the Suffolk coastline, following the footsteps of W.G.Sebald's work The Rings of Saturn. By walking this landscape, which I had mentally drawing and redrawn in my head many times whilst reading the book, I endeavored to explore the inner recesses of Sebalds motivations and… Continue reading Walking in the footsteps of W.G.Sebald [Part 1]