The Town Hall Prison Cells occupy the second floor of the Town Hall, completed in 1761. The first cell on the right was built for high risk prisoners, the second room was for women, and the third cell was for short-term prisoners, mostly sailors and soldiers of the garrison. Opposite is the drunkards’ cell with a sloping bed to drain bodily fluids. The gaol was in use until 1849, when a new prison, now the council offices, was built.
Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd September, 11:00 – 17:00
Poland I 2011 I 16min, looped
Janusz is serving life imprisonment. Agnieszka was sentenced to 25 years in prison. They made contact eight years ago writing letters and until this film they had never seen each other before.
South Korea I 2011 I 3min, looped
A static image of the front of an apartment block, reminiscent of the famous scene from Hitchcock’s Rear Window. The tenants of each of the apartments create different sounds, which together form the soundtrack.
Chris de Bode
UK I 2011 I 3min, looped
A powerful presentation of photographs depicting Bangladeshi migrant labourers fleeing unrest in Libya. Taken over a period of a whole day with shots every few seconds, giving an insight into the act of displacement.
Japan I 2012 I 18min, looped
A series of beautifully framed depictions of everyday life in the snowy streets of Aomori, Japan.
Andrew Norman Wilson
Workers Leaving the Googleplex
USA I 2011 I 11min, looped
An investigation into the marginalised class of Google’s yellow-badged “ScanOps” workers at the international headquarters in Silicon Valley, chronicling the complex events surrounding Wilson’s own dismissal from the company.