YouGov poll Timelines: Histolyrical Timeline

YouGov poll Timelines: Histolyrical Timeline

It was important for us to get a visual sense of the UK into our work. We ran a YouGov poll and asked, “What view helps you think?” giving different options. Most people said from the window of a moving vehicle. From this we decided to film out of the window of some of the most scenic train journeys in the UK. So we flew up to Inverness and made our way back to London via Kyle of Lochalsh, Edinburgh and the Cumbrian coast. After recording over 24 hours of train journey, we began exploring different ways that we could make the Facebook text flow over the footage we had shot.

22 August 1970  // 


It was important for us to get a visual sense of the UK into our work. We ran a YouGov poll and asked, “What view helps you think?” giving different options. Most people said from the window of a moving vehicle.

From this we decided to film out of the window of some of the most scenic train journeys in the UK. So we flew up to Inverness and made our way back to London via Kyle of Lochalsh, Edinburgh and the Cumbrian coast. After recording over 24 hours of train journey, we began exploring different ways that we could make the Facebook text flow over the footage we had shot.

Mapping journeys for HistoLyrical
Mapping journeys for HistoLyrical

Our journeys

Train journey by Ben Peppiatt and Stephanie Bickford-Smith
Train journeys by Ben Peppiatt and Stephanie Bickford-Smith
Up back forward down (perspective transform)
Up back forward down (perspective transform)