Chalk Trace

Talent Showcase 2014
  • Scheme: Random Acts
  • tags: Animation
  • People: Esther Johnson
  • Duration: 2'30"

Chalk Trace Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2013
  • Year of release: 2014
  • Shooting format: HD and 16mm film
  • Artist Schemes: New Approaches


  • Artist: Esther Johnson

As a child in the 1950s, Ron Cockroft drew a chalk line from his school in Oldham to his home in Chadderton. Chalk Trace commemorates and reanimates his graffiti journey through a now much-changed network of streets.

A film by Esther Johnson
Narrator Andrew Oldham
Sound Edit Chu-Li Shewring

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