Oil Often Graphic Design
London 020 8239 9955 | 9263
Client At Large and Manchester Council
Project Liaison Ned Phillips
Art Direction and Film Photography
Duncan Youel and David Edgell
Photography Aidan O’Rourke
Editing and interactive design
Duncan Youel and Rob Vandeven
Interviews David Edgell
Research Emma Parsons
Made in association with the architectural practice At Large as a permanent part of the new Urbis Project, City Voices was an extended series of 21 small films shot in and around Manchester, featuring citizens talking informally of their lives and affections for the city and area.
The films were organised into three themes: Arrive, Order and Change, corresponding to the central themes on each floor of the Museum. Each interactive contained a menu of seven individual films, accessed by a control pad located in the area’s seating, and each film worked on a split screen interface, with quotes and locational stills working alongside the filmed conversations.
Top Manchester cityscape
Above some of the City Voices locations, including the hall of the ill-fated Adelphi Lads’ Club in Salford—it was burned down in 2010. It was one of the first Boys’ Clubs in Britain and held a wonderful wall Memorial to its members who died in the Great War.
Pictures copyright Aidan O’Rourke
Oil Often Graphic Design. London 020 8239 9955 | 9263