My residency will focus on making short films with the community and business owners on the drive. The short films will be part of ‘Albert Drive TV’ which will highlight the diverse people and stories of the area. The short films will be shown in local shops and other public places as part of ‘pop up programming’ for this project.
My first day on the project started with deciding to visit all the shops on Albert Drive. I wanted to to know the people I will be working with over the coming months and I planned to visit all the shops in one day. In my naivety I thought that was possible. In one day I only managed four shops.
It’s been a great feeling of having the time to communicate – as the people I engage with realise this we have space to talk and our conversations really explore different aspects of community and life in Pollokshields. At the same time I am beginning to meet customers and beginning to find people who are really interested in the project and are willing to share their stories with us.
The journey has started and I can’t wait to see who I will meet on the drive.