Atlantic Billboard, Look Both Ways, tells the story of Leroy and opens a window to the complex history behind Brixton ‘81 Uprisings, based on the significance of the Atlantic Ocean and tracing back to the Zong massacre in 1781.
The location, at the crossroads of Atlantic, Railton and Coldharbour, invites us to Look Both Ways to understand the historical context of 1981.
Atlantic Billboard was created by four local young people working with experienced projectionist and local resident Dick Straker from Mesmer.
This project was made possible by the following partners Arts Council England, Mesmer, The Brixton Project, Connection Crew, 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance, Lambeth Council, Atlantic Dogstar, Paragon Projection, Wainwright & Cummins Solicitors LLP and RWA London.
We all want to make it.
Make it in our chosen career. Maybe make it big.
Sometimes perhaps just make it to pay day.
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Because we all want to make it – of course – but more than that, we want to Make It in Brixton.