The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the Forest. To commemorate this we’ve been thinking about the deep dark woods and their cultural significance. Imagine a fairy tale without a forest: Little Red Riding Hood straying from the path… on a beach, Hansel and Gretel leaving their trail of crumbs … Continue reading The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

Hetain Patel: Stupid Bananas

Stupid Bananas is a new film commission by Hetain Patel, made in collaboration with ‘the Collective’, a group of young people in Lincoln. Stupid Bananas is made for YouTube and tackles the issue of ageism in society in a playful, non-confrontational way.  Hetain says: ‘I think it’s really important that the films Stupid Bananas and … Continue reading Hetain Patel: Stupid Bananas

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 50)

In Chapter 50 of artist Jamie Shovlin’s Widows and Orphans the world is changed by war, colonial revolt and politics. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as part of a residency run by Lincoln Voices. The result of … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 50)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 40)

In Chapter 40 of Widows and Orphans by artist Jamie Shovlin we see the first half of the 20th century through nationalism and war. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as part of a residency run by Lincoln … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 40)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 30)

In Chapter 30 of Widows and Orphans by artist Jamie Shovlin nations, public opinion and unified systems are explored. Jamie’s work explores the tension between fact and fiction, particularly in the personal interpretation of texts and how different generations’ readings reframe them. He is interested in the journey a document takes from point of origin … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 30)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 21)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 21 the Agriculture Revolution and Industrial Revolution have a major impact on land and society. Towns and cities fed a society with learning and wealth. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 21)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans

In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as part of a residency run by Lincoln Voices. The result of this residency is a work called Widows and Orphans that retells history through fragmented chapters. From multiple versions and … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans

DisObey: an interview with Jordan Baseman

Jordan Baseman’s new film, DisObey, is a portrait of ideas about the law, society and what governs our behaviour socially. Jordan is a visual artist and filmmaker. His work is research led and he uses recorded interviews, observations and archival material to create narrative-based, creative nonfiction in the form of single-screen films, sound works or … Continue reading DisObey: an interview with Jordan Baseman

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 5)

Power is a driving force in Widows and Orphans: Chapter 5. Associations at all levels of society gave individuals more power than acting alone, from the guilds of the working man through to the organisation of monarchy and finally the beginnings of parliament. From multiple versions and revisions of the school textbook A History of the … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 5)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 1)

  Widows and Orphans: Chapter 1 by artist Jamie Shovlin is an introduction to the history of the modern world, the birth of ancient civilisations and their relationship to land and time.   From multiple versions and revisions of the school textbook A History of the Modern World, Jamie took the underlinings and highlightings from … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 1)