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Video: Billingsgate Fish Market

Lyon, Dawn (2013) Video: Billingsgate Fish Market. Online video. (KAR id:54085)

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Language: English
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This short film based on time-lapse photography shows a day in the life of Billingsgate Fish Market. On Tuesday 11 December 2012, we set up cameras on the first floor gallery looking down the length of the market hall above the beginning of the central isle. We took a photograph every 10 seconds from one o’clock in the morning until midday. Every hour or so, I walked around the market floor making short sound recordings of whatever was happening at the time. The film we made is a combination of the sequence of images speeded up (so one hour is presented in 30 seconds) with snip-pets of sound corresponding to the same time period in which the photographs were taken. It shows physical activity, movement, interactions, patterns, rhythms and flows which cannot be perceived in real time. And it shows how the market comes to life through work.

Item Type: Visual media
Projects: Working with fish from sea to table
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] British Academy
Depositing User: Dawn Lyon
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 12:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
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