Location: Clayport Library Wall, Walkergate
A rediscovered video mural exploring themes of surveillance and control
The footage used in this looped video mural was originally made by Lejman for a solo show for Atlas Sztuki Gallery in Łódź, Poland in 2008 but was never used. He recently rediscovered the footage whilst looking through his archives and realised that the imagery of groups of people exchanging greetings, hugging and shaking hands takes on new meaning and poignancy in 2021.
The original footage was transferred onto negative, so that when it is projected onto the wall it has a “white on white” image quality with no defined frame.The low-quality silhouettes of people passing seen from above are reminiscent of surveillance footage.
Courtesy of Persons Projects Berlin.
Stepped access between Millennium Place and Freeman’s Place: Available next to the Premier Inn/Missoula. There are 4 flights of steps consisting of 8/11/12/12 steps.
Stepped access between Missoula and Ebony: 2 flights of steps consisting of 7/7 steps.
Stepped access between Ebony and Gala Theatre: 2 flights of steps consisting of 8/8 steps.
Seating available within Millennium Place with adequate lighting in the area.
Lift access from Walkergate Car Park and Freeman’s Place to Millennium Place: There is lift access from within Walkergate car park and also from Freeman’s Place below the Fat Buddha restaurant. There are power assisted doors to each lift. Access to Level 1 – Riverside ground level, Level 5 – bars and lower level of Millennium place, Level 7 – upper level, restaurants and Gala theatre. Car parks close at midnight.
Platform lift: Within Millennium place there is a platform lift available to go between the upper and lower levels of Millennium Place. This is situated next to the Bishops Mill pub.
Access from Milburngate Bridge: There is ramped access from Milburngate bridge. The ramp is situated behind the library with adequate handrails and lighting. The surface is block paving.
Access from Claypath: Steep downward slope from Claypath towards Millennium Place. There is a paved foothpath.
About Dominik Lejman
Lejman is known for his time-lapse paintings that combine acrylic paintings and video performances. This technique allows the spectators to see how moving video images sink into the structure of abstract canvas – they are not only a passive background for the projections, but these two forms seem to fuse into a new art genre. Lejman additionally deals with themes regarding human individuality and anonymity in the midst of the modern, technological world and the blurred line between reality and constructed fantasy.