“In the particular is contained the universal.”
― James Joyce
Tintype announces the sixth edition of its annual Essex Road programme.
Eight artists are invited to make a short film in response to the mile-long North London thoroughfare that snakes from Angel, Islington to Balls Pond Road.
The annual commission is recognised for its significance within the ecology of moving image arts in the UK. Since its inception six years ago Tintype has commissioned 48 artists’ films which are back-projected onto the gallery’s window and viewed from the street as a form of public art.
Whilst the brief is very simple – to make a short film that responds to one London street – the results have been astonishingly diverse. Turning a prism onto a very specific locale has, counter-intuitively, generated a magnificently universal response.
For ESSEX ROAD 6, Tintype’s large window, situated on a busy corner in Essex Road, becomes a public screen for five weeks with the eight films screened on a loop every evening
from 5pm to 11pm.