An installation of photographs exploring personal moments in public space, made with local residents.
“We all play our part in the street life of Brighton; quietly-significant events initiated by us, and staged at a particular time and place. It’s an everyday city that coexists with its public image – the pavilion, the pier and a reputation for the eccentric – where the streets are animated by the actions of the people who live, work and play here.”*
10 Acts began with a call for public participation; where locals talked with us about the range of ways they animate the public spaces around the North Laine neighbourhood. The square where a child chases seagulls away from his lunch, the bench used for early morning meditation, the busy street a woman used to escape unwanted attention; it’s the nuances of these mini-dramas that are key to this art project. From the initial conversations, ten individuals were invited to work with us to construct a photograph that would feature them and portray the moment where their private lives and the public stage of the street temporarily merged.
The Participants: Yvonne D’Avilar, Toxish Doyle, Chris Ellis, Barry Hill, Michael Hobro, Llouis Muir, Ned, Sarah Richardson, Caroline Waters, Ron Winkworth
Thanks to: The Participants, Richard Rowland, Helen Medland, *Tim Harrison, Abby Butcher, Eve Moss and all at The Basement, Tegen Hitchens, Meg Lavender, Maisie Cousins, Maya Nogradi, Craig Wye, Justine Rochester, Jamie Wyld, Natasha Ba-Abdullah, Poppy & Tey Muir, Reg McConachie, Paul Van der Weele and all others who gave their time to the project.