Peter Martin

Penalty of our Paradox

A short film exploring the high street as a character seen through the perspective of youngpeople’s experiences of public spaces. The score for the film features an original poem made incollaboration between poet Otis Mensah and young people’s group, the Society of Explorers, aswell as an original piano composition written and performed by Mensah.

Using the score as astarting point for the film, filmmaker Smart Banda developed a comprehensive visual identity forMensah’s work. This informed a series of 35mm black and white images captured by photographer Peter Martin that Banda then sequenced and entwined with Mensah’s poem.

Artist Talk between Smart Banda, Otis Mensah and Peter Martin