Pam Skelton, In the Event of Snow, video, 2013
Merging archival maps and photographs associated with the area of the Broad Street map, Skelton forms an assemblage of the social, historical and architectural cityscape of Soho, moving through past and present, the visible and invisible in the context of Snow's pioneering work.
The camera becomes an investigative tool, tracking and scanning the details of urban environment and buildings. The result is a ghostly meandering across time through the streets of Soho. Its detached, haunting nature reveals a palimpsest of images, spaces and feelings through which an ambiguous narrative is formed.
Credits: Wellcome Library, London; Survey of London, English Heritage