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Mind Drift





Film maker Emily Voelker and tenantspin created Mind Drift. The film is a collection of 14 sets of images taken from the point of view of a consumer walking down Liverpool’s Bold Street.

Doris Mercer on Bold Street in the 30s


Doris Mercer worked in cafes on Bold Street in the 1930s. She tells us her stories in this video – a favorite from the Bold Street Project.

Arthur Griffin and the Crooks


The Bold Street project is a collaboration between artists Katie Lips, Michelle Wren and tenantspin. Laura Yates and John McGuirk kept a regular video diary / podcast throughout the project. As they researched the history of the street, what they learnt has been captured forever in the series of video diaries. In this excerpt, John and Laura discuss Arthur Griffin and his band of crooks!

From the Sidelines



“From the Sidelines” is a film made by artist Sean Hawkridge. It was most recently shown as part of the Bold Street project; a tenantspin project.

Foreign Investment Film

All female artists’ group Foreign Investment were invited by Liverpool Culture Company and Alan Dunn to produce a new piece of work that built on the strengths of Liverpool City Centre. Over two days in July 2006 they presented “Tuning-in Op.3″ featuring buskers serenading workers on the site of the Grosvenor, Hanover Street and Bluecoat developments, flyposted graphics, an exhibition at PolishedT and the same buskers, including Bold Street regulars Barry and Phil, touring Bold Street and the city centre on a horse-drawn cart, playing to static audiences rather than the other way around.

Liverpool A-Z by Kelly Mark

The A-Z street map as we know it today was the brainchild of Phyllis Pearsall (MBE) in 1936. It is a tool with thousands of equal working parts yet activities such as house hunting or relocating inevitably make a few pages dog-eared and marked while leaving the bulk of the A-Z as pristine sheets of streets; parts of the city that one need not, should not or cannot access.Kelly Mark’s “Liverpool A-Z” project developed with tenantspin attempts to get to know Liverpool by chatting with 26 people whose first names begin with the letters A-Z. Filmed with tenantspin in a high-rise flat at Sefton Park the 26 episodes are presented via webcasts, on the BBC Big Screen in Central Liverpool and in the foyer of the FACT Centre.

Kelly and tenantspin piece together a city in which no areas are deemed inaccessible, unnecessary or undesirable. The arts, law, history, philosophy, entertainment, sport, activism and media are all represented. As are the gaps in-between; people as citizens, observers, doers, participants in urban life and people as fine details of this great city, brought together to form more than the sum of the parts.

Kelly Mark is an artist based in Toronto. tenantspin is one of the UK’s leading community-driven Internet TV Channels, co-managed by FACT, Arena Housing and city-wide tenants.

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