In Passing was commissioned in 2003 for the Bigger Picture public art project run by the Corner House Gallery in Manchester in conjunction with the BBC. It was a site specific film that was created to be seen on a large LED screen in a busy public square in the the city centre.
The film explores the psycho-geography of Manchester through the experiences of a local woman who is partially sighted. The live action footage and audio field recordings were captured around the location of the screen in Manchester on DV and using a night vision security camera.
It approaches documentary film making from a unique angle, bringing together live action and animation to paint a portrait of the city from the perspective of a person that has heightened senses as a result of their lack of vision. It makes a graphic statement on the issues surrounding disability, our judgment of other people in the city and our common and shared understanding of public space.
Co-Direction:Christopher Thomas Allen & Robert Rainbow
Editor:Christopher Thomas Allen
Animation:Brede Korsmo, Tim Cowie & Nicola Godleib