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 44)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 44 the rise of nationalism led to the Nazi party, propaganda, racism and and a divided society. Widows and Orphans, created for Lincoln Voices and 1215 Today, uses the secondary school textbook A History of the Modern World as source material. The highlighting and underlining left behind by previous readers … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 44)

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 36)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 36 artist Jamie Shovlin tackles the late 19th century, focusing on the struggle between Christian belief about the origins of life and the evolution theory of new kid on the block, Charles Darwin. Widows and Orphans, created for Lincoln Voices and 1215 Today, uses the secondary school textbook A History … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 36)

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 25)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 25 nations in Europe are divided. An obsession with nationality and the teaching of political science were on the rise. 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 … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 25)

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 (Chapter 15)

Widows and Orphans: Chapter 15 focuses on a time when the individual thought they had conquered and understood everything about the world, living in smug harmony in society.  From multiple versions and revisions of the school textbook A History of the Modern World, artist Jamie Shovlin took the underlinings and highlightings from generations of readers as … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 15)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 11)

Chapter 11 of Widows and Orphans by Jamie Shovlin makes up pages 92 – 112 of the school textbook A History of the Modern World. Jamie has used multiple editions of the book to find the underlining and highlighting left by previous generations of readers as the basis for the film’s script and structure. In Widows … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 11)

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)