Uploaded to Vimeo December 2014 for the purpose of Café Royal Books. Notes.
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‘GOD IS WHAT I MAKE OF HIM’
Was a commission from Rochdale Art Gallery (Touchstones)
Eighteen places of worship covering fourteen denominations throughout the Rochdale area from Littleborough to Heywood. I was a representative of the Council, an outsider, a non-believer, and some would argue an intruder. The people I met were charming, helpful, and on the whole cheerful, but mostly what I found, and indeed what I came to photograph was a deep seated sadness and emptiness emanating from a dogged determination to defend their particular version of the truth.
The photographs were shown in DVD form on a 16ft screen with a music track by
Aphex Twin. The presentation DVD package was designed by Christian Brett and the poem was devised by Steven Waling.
David Walker 2014