Peckham Rye Lane

Polyester hair
Asian groceries, cash only, fish tanks
Menthol flavoured cigar
Black mothers lined up at the bank
Dreadlock wash and retwist for 30 pounds
Microbreweries, gold chains and sapphires, dusty Gin bottles at Off-license
And there’s a puddle

Five pounds cinema
Pawn shops, pawn shops, pawn shops
Piercing business and their dog Simba
6-feet mannequin with majestic tits
Tattooist needling down Samurai and Geisha on both thighsWe don’t sell alcohol, BYOB
Help Centre Free Lunch
Skateboarders carouseling the streets
Fried pastries rolled on sugar, three for a pound, midnight munchies
Heroine addict on diarrhoea crisis on her feet
And then there’s another puddle

Garbage truck going back and forth, wayward dreams none taken
(Wait, the addict lady, her arms are just too clean)
Move move, nail salon Chinese bitch!
Besides pubs, gigs, and standing still, there’s no other future plans
A blondie waving at white margins, dark bruises on her knees
Did you get your angel wings from Primark to spray some graffities?
It’s 9 a.m., Sunglasses
A puppy-haired lad
With an awkward smile
When you’re spraying, wave your arms constantly. So there’s no puddles left on the walls
(C’mon, you weren’t this awkward last night at my place)
Still, usual, amplified stench for this morning, again
It’s piss
And imported seafoods

Fuck. This is real. Look at this shop. What are they selling? This is so cool. Wicked. This is so authentic. Used phones. Dried fish. Uniforms soaked in blood. Jerk chicken on the barrels. Snails.

Early evening on a Friday
A twenty-seven-year-old man fatally stabbed
Flowers coiled on a telephone pole, and I love you, I miss you my son
I miss you our son

This is so cool. I love it. All the fatal lives. Young lads shouting with neonatal blue eyes
John, James, William, Benjamin, Oliver, Nathaniel, Alexander, All the young lads


이주연은 사회적 고립, 국경을 넘는 친밀감, 노동 불안정, 기술 발전, 산업 독성학과 몸 정치학 등을 포괄한 광범위한 리서치와 인터뷰를 바탕으로, 분석적이면서도 시적인 논픽션 무빙 이미지를 연출한다.

Jooyeon Lee works with analytical yet poetic non-fiction moving image with expansive research and interviews to capture urban alienation, intimacy across borders, labour precarity, technological progress, industrial toxicology and body politics.