Photography by Liberty Rowley
I get the bus along the Walworth Road everyday on my way to and from work. I
decided to take a photograph everytime I was on the road, it became an obsession.
I was amazed at how different the same road could look, how it could shift in time and place - sometimes appearing to be the the stereotype of 1950s working class London, sometimes full of the sophisticated cafe culture the Property Developers are promising, sometimes like contemporary Lagos or mid 20th Century Delhi, sometimes vibrant and exciting, sometimes desolate and poverty stricken.
It fitted with the psychogeographic ideas I had already been exporing in collaboration with Mark James as FourFeetFilms, that the place you live is as exciting and mysterious as any exotic, far away location.
I complied the photographs into a book which you can see here: www.blurb.co.uk/books/6413137-walworth-road
It's my birthday, so I'm showing a piece of my own work to celebrate. If you can make a contribution to the Arts Board's retrospective exhibition taking place at Forty Seven LDN from 10th June, I would think it a wonderful Birthday Gift: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-london-arts-board-a-retrospective/
Liberty Rowley studied sculpture at Camberwell College of Art. She continues to make sculptural assemblages and collages, currently small ones to fit on the skirting board in her bedroom that serves as her studio. Since 2009 she has been making short films and photography projects about place and walking, often in collaboration with Photographer Mark James as FourFeetFilms, which you can see here: fourfeetfilms.blogspot.co.uk. She founded The London Arts Board on a piece of wasteground next door to the block of flats she lived in in 2012.
You can see this exhibition here online, on Facebook or in person on the corner of Vestry Road and Peckham Road, Camberwell, London SE5