The Macc Walks – Taking-Back-Space

Simon Woolham (Artist)

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Commissioned film for the Barnaby Festival 2016, Macclesfield:

These filmed vignettes viewed in a ‘shed’ outside the Town Hall, are re-enacted scenes based on a series of walks around Macclesfield. Artist Simon Woolham devised shared explorations of the past with people who grew up here, including Councillor Janet Jackson. The walks started out from the house where the person was born, still lives, or spent the majority of their childhood, guided towards different locations by their memories. Woolham encourages streams of consciousness and layers of ‘memory tapes’: a contemplative act around a community and its spaces:
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2016


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