This digital short was commissioned for the Bigger Picture public art project at the Corner House in Manchester in conjunction with the BBC in 2003. It is a site specific work that was created to be seen on a large LED screen in a busy public square in the the city centre.
The film explores the psycho-geography of Manchester through the experiences of a local woman who is partially sighted. The live action footage and audio field recordings were recorded in Manchester around the location of the screen on DV and using a night vision security camera.
The film approaches documentary filming making from a unique angle, bringing together live action and animation to paint a portrait the city from the perspective of a person that has heightened senses from their lack of vision. It makes a graphic statement on the issues surrounding disability, our judgment of other people in the city, and our common and shared understanding of public space.
Directed by Chris Allen & Rob Rainbow
This film has been screened at many International Film Festivals:
Hallween Society’s short film festival 2004 - winner of Best Short
onedoterzero festival 05
Rez Fest 05
Future Shorts 06
Sundance Film Festival 07
Prague International Short Film Festival 07
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