469 DOF - Europe through the windscreen

An ongoing visual project that explores aspects of Birmingham’s social and cultural heritage, while offering timely insights into the UK’s early European integration

Evolved from a set of visual materials from a personal archive documenting a series of European road trips undertaken by my late father, a Cadbury’s worker. Using a unique collection of paper ephemera, discarded library books, photos and 8mm film documenting a series of road trips across Europe in an Austin Mini During the early 1960s, the project hopes to explore changes in opportunity, life experiences and tolerance through the lens of modern European history.

469 DOF - Europe through the windscreen is supported by Arts Council England.

Some copyrighted material used in this project is used with the generous permission of The Automobile Association.

Rough proof of concept cut of proposed materials.

Music by Papa November.

Original 8mm film footage

Original 8mm footage by Trevor Wilford with additional information from John Hamilton

Examples of original ephemera scans from personal collection

Examples of collaged material for animated sequences

469 DOF - Proposed live performance diagram.

The live performance will involve elements of all the below in an immersive and experimental live evemt.

Regular updates including video clips, examples of the ephemera collection and performance can be found on the dedicated Instagram stream Europe Through The Windscreen.

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