How can you reimagine a familiar, everyday place and uncover new stories through the lens of digital art?
There are places in our towns and cities that we pass through every day and that, through familiarity, become almost invisible to us. Art offers a way to see these spaces anew; to reflect on the role of the city in our lives, and also the human imprint left in places lived.
In 108 Steps, artist Matthew Rosier took to a beloved Macclesfield landmark, breathing new life into the town’s historic stairway with visions of the past and distortions of the present in a playful, projection mapping installation. Named after the location of the work, 108 Steps captures and recreates the daily comings and goings of these steps, playing them back as ghostly imprints that surprise and intrigue in equal measure. Matthew’s work offers a chance to reflect on heritage within our towns and cities, exploring how the identity of a place that has stood for hundreds of years can shift over time.