‘Certain places of transition or interchange, such as airports and other places of mass transit and sites of new technologies are the passing places of angels… it is in such spaces that messages from angels increase in number and intensity’. (Michel Serres)
Using the Millennium Bridge as a symbol, this project explores the psychology of transitory spaces.
As the only pedestrian bridge in London, The Millennium Bridge holds its own kind of magic.
The video was produced in conjunction with a book of photographs. The whole project aim to evoke the Bridge dual identity – a realistic and physical personality during the day(photos), a spiritual and ethereal space at night (video).
Light and sounds emanating from the bridge combine to create a journey from the ordinary to the spiritual. The blade of light is broken by the footsteps of the passers by.
Sounds recorded by contact microphone and hydrophone become more intense as you reach the suspended centre of the bridge.
The visual and the sound come from the bridge itself.
Sound by Mary Ingoldby
Video selected for:
2010- Wirksworth Art Festival.
2009- Light Festival Leeds.
2008- Hebden Bridge Art Festival.