MICHAEL C COLDWELL

The Disappearing City
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Michael C Coldwell  

ALL FIELDS

PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

2015

“I remember when this was all fields” is something of a truism, one that often doesn’t bare out in the face of evidence, and is more of an idiom, a placeholder for the lack of memory of what came before, an acknowledgement of change rather than any real grasp of it. Memory is foggy and sometimes false/illusory/spectral - this is a dimension which sonic hauntology in music is often exploring; fictitious pasts (Ghost Box, Broadcast), futures of the past (Burial, Kode9), misremembered ideas, time as being broken and out-of-joint, non-linear, even nonsensical. In that sense the fact that the implied rural past of these urban spaces is actually fake, a temporal mirage, somehow adds to their hauntological nature.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Leeds Photographer  

DEAD AIRE & AFTER EVA

PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

2015

Two photography series exploring the topology around the river Aire in post-industrial Leeds, before and after floods hit the city.

 

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Video Art Leeds  

DISMANTLE THE SUN

VIDEO INSTALLATION

2015

Video installation for the condemned structures of Leeds.

Edited to play as a continuous loop. Original field recordings made by Urban Exploration. Sound design and editing by Conflux. Written, shot and directed by Michael Coldwell. With special thanks to Nath Page, Mary Lovell and Elodie Sky. Filmed using a Holga Lens Turret (Canon mount). Features archive photography from leodis.net and contains sounds of solar oscillations made by Stanford University

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Urban Photography Documentary Leeds Skate Park  

THE SECRET PLAYGROUND

PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

2015

Documenting Temporary Structures in the City - DIY skate parks and the changing cityscape. Urban wildscapes, play and counter cultures.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Photography  

THE SOUTHERN ENTRANCE

PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

2015

Homage to Bernd and Hilla Becher's TYPOLOGIES. This chronological sequence documents the constrution of a new railway station entrance, and the gradual disappearance / effacement of Leeds' industrial past. Here Leeds' famous 'DARK ARCHES' are almost completely obscured by the new build.

     
     

 

© 2017 MICHAEL SCHOFIELD