Essex Road 5
David Blandy, Michelle Deignan, Rä di Martino, Dmitri Galitzine, Jayne Parker, Hiraki Sawa, Nicole Vinokur, Michelle Williams Gamaker
13 December – 19 January 2019
Opening event Wednesday 12 December 6.30 – 8.30pm
Tintype’s ESSEX ROAD project has reached its landmark fifth birthday. A popular and much anticipated local event, the annual commissions are now recognised for their significance within the ecology of moving image arts in the UK – enabling eight artists each year to make new work. Over the past five years, Tintype has commissioned and produced 40 artists’ films, which are back-projected into the gallery’s window and viewed from the street as a form of public art.
The driving force behind the project is the desire to work with outstanding artists, producing new work that is shown in an unusual context. Whilst the brief is very simple – to make a short film that responds to one London street, Essex Road – the results have been astonishingly diverse. Turning a prism onto a very specific locale has, perhaps counter-intuitively, encouraged a magnificently adventurous response.
For details about the artists and their films, click here
Images: Stills from “Interlace”, David Blandy, 2018, Camera Claire Barrett
For ESSEX ROAD 5, Tintype’s large window, situated on a busy corner in Essex Road, becomes a public screen for six weeks over Christmas and New Year, with the eight films screened on a loop every day from 4pm – 11pm.
Highbury & Islington; Angel; Essex Road
38, 56, 73, 341, 476 (and on nearby Upper Street 4, 19, 30, 43)
Commissioned by Tintype, London for Essex Road 5