When I look outside my shoes creak

Last year, during an Australia Council residency in Liverpool, UK, I shot this footage of the Matthew Street Festival from the window of my apartment. Originally a celebration of music by The Beatles, the festival now celebrates tribute bands from the UK, it is now so popular there is a huge police presence to control the masses.

Art Exhibition previously on at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 17 June 2011 to Sunday 07 August 2011

When I look outside my shoes creak image

Published by CCP on Friday 03 June 2011.
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Through the lens of my camera I saw individuals blur into a singular mass as the sound of creaking floorboards under my feet caught my attention. In stark contrast to rhythmic bass sounds that filled my senses I suddenly became conscious of myself as an individual amidst the millions. Similarly, I engage with cultural discourse from nerve centres like Berlin and London from a distance. The work reflects this – a process of integrating contemporary influence from afar, in a context of ‘home’.