Highway Home

JOHNSON, Esther (2008). Highway Home. [Video]

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"I've got used to living here now...It's quite a strange place to live, It's just a bit noisy at times. I could do with finding a switch to turn the noise off, but I haven't managed to find that button yet." – Paul Thorp, owner of Stott Hall Farm Highway Home is a contemplative, static study of an unlikely landmark in an unlikely place. Normally only glimpsed in passing, Stott Hall Farm, a cottage built in 1737, floats islandlike in the middle of the M62 in West Yorkshire, whilst cars and lorries thunder past on both sides. Despite the farm seemingly being a monument to stubbornness, the urban myth being that the farmer refused to leave when the motorway was built in the 1970s, the truth of the story is that the east- and westbound carriageways could not meet due to the lie of the land, and the motorway had to be parted around the cottage to avoid landslips. Commissioned for Composure, a project initiated by Lumen to encourage focus on considered shot composition and move the emphasis of creating new work away from reliance on post-production techniques. In order to achieve this, films were required to be a single locked-off HD film with a running time of between 2 and 3 minutes. Commissioned by Lumen. Funded by Screen Yorkshire, Arts Council England and the National Lottery. http://www.blanchepictures.com/films/highwayhome.htm

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: EXHIBITION, SCREENINGS & BROADCASTS – Englandabend WP8 Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany – 27/08/11 – Ever Remote Crescent Arts, Scaborough 15/07/11 – Ever Remote Site Gallery, Sheffield 12/07/11 – Ever Remote South Square Gallery, Bradford 06/05/11 – SoundFjord Gallery London 04/11 – Frieze Art Fair ResoVision, London 14/10/2010 – Urban Voids and Absences Turn-Berlin Gallery 27/04-21/05/10 – Antimatter Film Festival: 'The Nightgardener' Victoria, Canada 14/10/09 – Composure Sheffield Institute of Arts 15/01-06/02/09 – Photomonth: East London PhotoFest 04/11/09 – The Flickering Light 'Driving Between the Lines' Philadelphia, USA 03/10/09 – North by Northwestern Wigan 05/08/09 – Serendipity Art Wakefield 07/09 – Superestate: EXHIBIT Gallery, London 06/07 – North Temporary Art Space, Halifax 03-24/04/09 – CPR: Candid Arts Trust London 21/04/09 – European Independent Film Festival Paris 13-15/03/09 – Flatpack Film Festival Birmingham 14/03/09 – 6th London Short Film Festival UK 09-18/01/09 – North west Film Forum Seattle, USA 12/08 – CineCity, the Brighton Film Festival: videoclub 08 Lighthouse Brighton, UK 27/11/08 – IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Holland 20-30/11/08 – Phoenix Video Art Festival Brighton 11-12/10/08 – Composure: Impressions Gallery Bradford, UK 13/09/08–09/11/08 – Hold and Freight Gallery London 21/08/08 – Composure: Evolution: Lumen Leeds, UK 24/05/08
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Esther Johnson
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 14:29
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 14:29
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5014

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