**this video is designed to be viewed as part of a multi-screen installation, where the screens are displayed vertically, stacked one on top of the other. Please see http://www.claireweetman.co.uk/portfolio/aos.html for installation view**
"A remarkable architecture of stairs"
Multi-screen Video installation
Duration: 2.00 minutes
One day, around half-way through a residency in Shanghai I noted that I had spent much of my time either above ground in a multi-level building, below ground in the metro system or crossing major road junctions by way of an elevated footbridge. Henri Lefebvre's Rhythmanalysis of Mediterranean Cities comments on the 'remarkable architecture of stairs' which "rhythm the walk through the city, while at the same time serving as a transition between different rhythms." This struck a chord, as I realised how my time and rhythm altered between above ground, underground or walking at ground level.
Videos, filmed discreetly using a smartphone camera, chart my transition between these different levels and rhythms, via staircases and escalators.
Further information on this installation and exhibition can be read here: