Free interactive online tribute to East Londoner Joseph Markovic
www.86andahalfyears.com is a project by a group of East London creative businesses, and celebrates the life of Joseph Markovic, a man who left London just once in his life, to go to seaside with his mum.
Entirely self funded, the project is an immersive digital experience that is controlled by opening and shutting the eyes.
A fully interactive story is told by a narrator and Joseph’s friend, Martin Usborne, set to a new soundtrack created on East London standup pianos.
Clubhouse Studios and the other businesses made the project as a celebration of Joe, their home and as a gift to their neighbours.
Joseph’s life is also celebrated in the Hoxton Mini Press book ‘I’ve Lived in East London for 86 ½ Years’ by Martin Usborne.
All photos by Martin Usborne