Street life 2017

An array of daytime recordings made along street markets and other gathering-places which are pedestrianised by official design or unofficial habit. Playback of each recording is synced to a simple animation plotting the route taken.

Ridley Road, Dalston 6:12

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Time, date and weather: 1.45 pm, Saturday 12th August 2017. Partly overcast, 21°C, wind 11 mph.

Description: Starting in a small yard by the junction of Ridley Road and St Mark's Rise. Voices of shoppers and market traders; clatter of wheeled suitcases; traffic on St Mark's Rise; recorded music from several market stalls in succession; a fishmonger's electric saw; clatter of cookware bring examined on a stall; a trader's van honks its horn; traffic noise from Kingsland High Road grows louder.