A Record of Wishful Thinking

For her Windows project Eleanor Meredith invited passers-by to write their wishful thoughts for Archway on one of the shop windows. Answers revealed a vivid and utopian public consciousness - for roads filled with cornflowers, no advertising on red buses, conversations with dead loved ones, superpowers, sunshine, requited love, to be able to fly, classes for everyone - alongside more immediate concerns such as the price of fish. Over a ten day period Eleanor painted a compilation of these wishes onto the main window, photographing as she worked in order to make a stop-frame animation. This was projected back onto the same window for an evening screening.

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