Tintype Gallery, Essex Road

Essex Road opening, Webb-Ellis film, photo by Cameron Leadbetter


For One Who is Exhausted is a 5 minute film made in December 2019 as part of Tintype’s annual Essex Road moving image program.

Tintype Gallery commissions eight artists each year to make short films in response to Essex Road, the mile-long road where Tintype is situated. The films are back-projected into the gallery window mid-December to mid-January and viewed from the street.

‘A future being could tell a lot about the current human condition by hearing things that make life worth living day-by-day. What are the small but important rituals that give us solace? Do they unite us in a time of division?

For One Who is Exhausted is structured as a list of everyday pleasures, collected from people on Essex Road. Shot near the Angel, a symbolic angel appears to hover above the action, an overseer of this intersection of human life, memory and the everyday.’

Voice: Chelsea Orme-Williams
Music: Paul Michael Henry

Commissioned by Tintype Gallery and funded by Arts Council England

Thank you: People of Essex Road, Chris Ellis, Whitby Leisure Centre

For one who is exhausted, film still, 2019

For one who is exhausted, film still, 2019