‘Loitering with Intent’ – Exhibition at People’s History Museum features Dr Esther Johnson’s ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

Loitering with Intent – The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond is a group exhibition organised by the LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement), a Manchester-based collective interested in psychogeography and public space. This exhibition at the People’s History Museum features artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson‘s poetic documentary, ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’. Esther’s film uses oral testimonies and carefully composed portraits to explore how individuals and groups spend time in two distinctive public locations.

Film event:
Walking on Film – Meet the Filmmakers
18 September 2016 3PM – 5 PM

Loitering with Intent
23 July 2016 – 14 October 2016
People’s History Museum, Manchester M3 3ER

Esther Johnson is a Reader in Media Arts and Principal Lecturer in Film & Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about her work here.