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InSiDe oUt: Hackney’s Estates Rediscovered

This work aims to explore the construction of the domains of the private and the public within Hackney's council estates. The display of the public and the private as a whole creates a more complete picture of the life in Hackney’s council estates in present times.

This is a video installation consists of two components.

The first is a landscape portraiture of council estates buildings in Hackney. A static video camera was used to capture the subtle, natural movements, which were edited into separate loops of still videos.

The second is still environmental portraits of council estates' tenants sitting in their living rooms. Although they are still photographs, they are edited to form a video display that challenges the boundaries between these two distinct media. When juxtaposed, they raise questions about gentrification, temporality, death, beautification, nature, and stability.