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Day For Night

Day For Night 

5th - 30th October 1999

12 min Audio work

The term Day for Night is a set of cinematic techniques used to simulate a night scene while filming in daylight. It is also the title of a 1973 film by Francois Truffaut, where a committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional.

I wanted to make a film that had some relationship to the people and places of the surrounding area. There were many visits and several shoots at different times of the day, from early morning and throughout the day and into night, looking at all aspects, from the tourist at the Tower to the crowded streets of the local markets. But during the editing process, I decided to focus on just two moments, the period between five and nine am when the workers at Barney arrive and begin their early morning shift and late at night, once the office workers had started to slowly drift home. So the film is a kind of bookend to the beginning and end of the day.

Day for Night was a Museum of Installtion exhibition that took place in a number of portakabin buildings, where each artist installed their project. The portakabin buildings were sited in a prominent location overlooking Deptford Creek on the Lewisham College Deptford Campus. 

 

 
Installation shot 1

Installation shot 1

The Portakabins that the exhibtion took place in

The Portakabins that the exhibtion took place in

Installation shot 2

Installation shot 2

Publication.  Published and Distributed by Museum of Installation

Publication.

Published and Distributed by Museum of Installation