A twenty first century stroll along the Back Beach, evoking the optical entertainments of the Victorian pier.
A film by Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore
Henry Lindsay, Lindsay Design
Ian Blackwell, Project Manager Teign Heritage Project
Harrison Sutton Partnership
Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum, Teign Heritage
The Jones Family
The Jones family holidayed in Teignmouth from 1934 to 1939, their summer activities captured forever on black and white film. A lifetime later the town is still here: ships in the docks, bathers on the beach, people promenade.
Teign Spirit celebrates this continuity, mixing these home movies with new waves: a twenty first century stroll along the Back Beach, evoking the optical entertainments of the Victorian pier: the flickering still-moving images of the mutascope, a figure seen for a moment, held in the mind, then gone. Silent memories, coloured by the present.
Teign Spirit mixes high definition video with 8mm monochrome footage from the 1930s. The silent black and white footage has travelled in time - film, VHS, DVD - before landing in the digital present of stop motion photography, sound and video.