How does a location change once you learn something significant about its past? Does this information change the ‘aura’ of the location? Do you experience the location differently?
These are the questions that I have asked myself since discovering new information about a place that I walk past almost daily—Death Junction: a busy junction near central Cardiff. Its dark and shadowy past piqued my interest to uncover the multiple narratives and infinite histories that are possible and ever-present within a single spot on the map.
I have been searching for the micronarratives within this one location to see what these tell me about the bigger picture of events occurring in the wider world. Death Junction itself is a microcosm for the chaotic movement around it: the flow of people’s lives, how they linger, wait for instruction, how they interact with everything and everyone around them.
How does this place unknowingly reflect its past and present socio-political climate?