Project Name: A day in the life - the walkers of Birmingham
Project Credits: plan b
Project Brief Description:
Using GPS traces, plan b made a living portrait of 24 hours in Birmingham with the people who move through its streets, parks, waste grounds and tow paths on foot for the Fierce Festival and the Midlands Art Centre (MAC)
A Day in the Life - The Walkers of Birmingham is a portrait of a city as experienced at ground level. The animation emphasizes walking, making lines from other forms of transportation more feint.

I read that the most popular leisure activity in Britain today is not TV or shopping, but 'going for a walk'. We are not consumers, we are walkers. Walkers of Birmingham, making the city a civilised space, inhabited, recognised, greeted, cared for. Every walk is a performance, an affirmation of faith in ourselves and others. Sky for a roof, birdsong for a soundtrack. Celebration of the humanness of our world, the naturalness of humanity. - John Newson, project participant


Project Most Representative Images:
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Relevant Web Addresses:
http://www.planbperformance.net/index.php?id=dayinlife
http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=713&Title=Fierce%20Festival.%20plan%20b:%20A%20day%20in%20the%20life%20-%20the%20walkers%20of%20Birmingham


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