October 26-28, 2018
The 108 Steps, a winding stairway between the Macclesfield station and the town centre, are a beloved local landmark for Maxonians.
Over three nights in October, passersby can see the Steps brought to life by artist Matthew Rosier who has captured ‘a week in the life’ on film, to create a wistful and atmospheric projection-mapped installation.
Earlier this year, Matthew Rosier visited Macclesfield to capture the daily life of the town’s iconic steps. Filmed footage of local runners, commuters, dog walkers – and everyone in between – has been composed into a loop of memories, which will be projected onto the face of the steps (and people using them). The work creates interplay between past and present, bringing to life the Steps’ historic connection to people and place.
Believed to date from 1696 when the local newspaper nicknamed the cobbled climb ‘The Steps’, no one knows exactly when they were created.