The City Speaks: I am not you are not me
Joe King & Rosie Pedlow, 2006
16mm single channel, 15:00 mins
A collaborative work by Joe King, Rosie Pedlow,
writer Mike Walker and composer David Pickvance
An old man in the grip of dementia finds himself lost on Hackney’s busy Kingsland Road. Who is he, what is he trying to escape from? A lyrical journey through a familiar landscape that is at once known and unknown; a palimpsest in which the past is seen as a reflection of the present, in which the memory of a terrible crime is glimpsed in reflections and shadows, hints and muttered phrases. I am not you are not me is an existential detective story written on the glass and concrete of a street that leads from City to cemetery.
Commissioned by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network and BBC Radio Drama.