Chalk Trace

 
 
 

A film by Esther Johnson
Year: 2013
Duration: 00:02:36
Language: English
Country of Production: UK
Production Format: 16mm Film and HD
Screening/Exhibition Format: DCP
Picture: B/W
Sound: Stereo
Distribution: ARGOS

Featuring: Andrew Oldham

Commissioned by Film London for the Channel Four television strand Random Acts in association with Arts Council England.


As a child in the 1950s, Ron Cockroft drew a chalk line from his school in Oldham to his home in Chadderton. Chalk Trace commemorates and reanimates his graffiti journey through a now much-changed network of streets. The film was photographed in the original streets of Oldham as they stand today – over 60 years after Ron’s original graffiti.


Awards

Film Award Clerkenwell Screen Shorts, Clerkenwell Design Week London

Television Broadcast

Random Acts Channel 4, Transmission 28.10.13

Solo Gallery Exhibitions

Always and Never at Home ARGOS centre for art and media Brussels, Belgium 08–16.10.16
Work by Esther Johnson La Vidéothèque Nomade Brass Centre Cultural de Forest, Brussels, Belgium 12.03.15

Group Gallery Exhibitions

International Dance Video Exhibition McaM Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China 06.17–08.17
Island: Variations Bloc Projects, Sheffield 05.09.15
International Dance Video 2015 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taichung, Taiwan 14.03.15–24.05.15
Outcasting Fourth Wall Cardiff 25.09.14–01.11.14
The Art of Walking, Laurie Lee Centenary Celebrations Stroud Museum in the Park 06.09.14–05.10.14
Sidney Cooper Gallery Canterbury Christ Church University 20–22.02.14
Artist Film Screening, Lewis Glucksman Gallery University College Cork, Ireland 13.12.13

Film Festivals and Special Events

The Tetley Open: Artists’ Film 30th Leeds International Film Festival, The Tetley, Leeds 11.11.16
The Short Circuit Experimental Documentary Film, Brighton 28.01.16
ZEBRA Poetry Film Club Literaturwerkstatt Berlin 17.11.15
Lyrik, 19th International Poetry Festival Münster Germany 08–10.05.15
28th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media Stuttgart, Germany 15–18.01.15
12th London Short Film Festival ICA London 11.01.14
Quays Culture Film Programme Manchester 01.11.14
Zebra Poetry Film Festival Literaturwerkstatt, Berlin 16–19.10.14
Bodies in Land Abercynch, Pembrokeshire 24.05.14
Clerkenwell Screen Shorts Clerkenwell Design Week London 20–21.05.14
The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge Naherholung Sternchen Berlin 06–16.02.14
Urban Visionaries Art on the Underground, Canary Wharf Screen London 17.01.14–12.02.14

Web Exhibition

PhotoMediations Machine 12.13–01.14