A Trilogy of Films About Hackney Marshes

LOCATION: Hackney

WORDS & FILMS: Josh Alexander & David Kelly-Mancaux (Erkembode)

This trilogy documents the Lea Marshes and what ensues…

Breathe Wizard Breathe is a swirl of marsh dwellers (leafy mummers, car parks, tree spirits, pylons, goalposts) but ultimately a singular, omnipresent, character. A thin veil is lifted to reveal: magic. Voyeurism.

Please Don’t Leave Your Personal Longings on the Train follows the weirdness of everything around a marshy estate with pulsating energy.

WARMING completes the trilogy. An awakening of language; the marsh is aware of us. ​

ABOUT THE AUTEURS

A616 is a film collective comprising of Josh Alexander & David Kelly-Mancaux. Their first film together, for Saints on Film, was made for the Hardy Tree Gallery exhibition Not just Another Saint. Their films can be viewed here.

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