1215.Today NEW Artwork | HistoLyrical Online 7 June 2017

1215Today_MagnaCartaNews from the digital culture website 1215.Today about its latest commissioned artwork. HistoLyrical released on http://1215today.com/histolyrical-artwork/ today (7 June at 12-noon). The site has an interview with the artists, Ben Peppiatt and Stephanie Bickford-Smith, about their online work that developed from asking young people “is the hysteria of social media compromising freedom of thought?” HistoLyrical explores how social media influences people’s thought processes through subliminal messages.

Histolyrical-image-from-AnnJonesThe online experience is described as taking viewers on a very different kind of train journey. Gazing out of a train window and lulled by a trance-enducing soundtrack, our thoughts are interrupted, hijacked by the random thoughts and ruminations of others by a stream of words layered over our view. We are given the choice to abandon ourselves to these random musings or take control and banish them with a click of a button.’ The artists feel that Social media sites are super efficient platforms that aid connectivity and information exposure. Increasingly they are becoming our gateway to the internet. However these sites are designed for consumption rather than contemplation, with HistoLyrical we are interested in questioning the impact this has upon our ability to think and process information coherently and what a more contemplative solution inspired by offline behaviours could look like.” Continue reading

LSFM Shows | 26 May-9 June: Ruddocks; New Theatre Royal; & Odeon

Lincoln School of Film & Media takes over the City from Friday 26th May until 9th June! FREE shows for everyone to enjoy are part of the Lincoln Festival of Creativity (FOC). Engage. Explore. Imagine.

See shows of final year students in Contemporary Lens Media (CLM) / Photography at Ruddocks of Lincoln; Media & Audio Production, Film and TV at New Theatre Royal; Animation in the Odeon Lincoln Wharf and on-campus at Brayford Pool. Continue reading

Prof Dave Boothroyd | Exhibition: Sharing Extreme Circumstances

An exhibition exploring the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by extreme circumstances was on display, last month, at Lincoln Drill Hall.  A series of portrait photographs, by artist Anton Want, and thought-provoking statements formed part of a wider collaborative research project, called A Shared Space & A Space for Sharing.

Dave Boothroyd, Professor of Media and Culture at LSFM is pictured and he leads the research about online illicit drug use. University of Lincoln PR officer Laura Jones covered the story: The project explores what information people choose to share online when they find themselves in difficult and dangerous circumstances, such as natural disasters, life-threatening illness and illicit drug use. It considers what this teaches us about how trust and empathy are established and maintained in online relationships, and how sharing, trust and empathy work in the offline world. The project is being carried out by the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham and King’s College London. Continue reading

4-week Festival of Creativity, Lincoln | 12 May – 9 June 2017

FestofCreativity-2017-LOGOLincoln is hosting its first, FREE, Festival of Creativity (FOC), organised by the University of Lincoln’s College of Arts. The four-week fest (12th May-9th June) is to showcase and celebrate the emerging creative talent in the city – bringing together a wide range of disciplines through a series of exhibitions, talks and performances for everyone to ‘engage, explore, imagine’. The festival hosts a number of signature events, with advice from leading creative industry experts exploring the wider debate about the importance of the arts in contemporary society.

Final year students from across the College of Arts will celebrate the culmination of three years of study, sharing their work in respective Degree Shows in venues across the city, from art exhibitions and fashion shows to interactive displays and theatrical performances. See the FOC Lincoln School of Film & Media site. LSFM Interim Head Richard Vickers said: We believe graduates should be skilled in communication, be instinctively collaborative, entrepreneurial and inherently interdisciplinary in their approach Our students learn through projects that have social and cultural capital, exploring creative approaches to challenges and applying design thinking as a process for developing solutions.   LSFM showcase 29th May 11am-7pm at New Theatre Royal, Lincoln LN2 1JJ | Follow @LSFMshow 

FOC Website |  FOC Twitter @FestCreativity | FOC Instagram @festivalofcreativity 

Invitation ESP#2 | Extra-sonic Practice Events 4 & 5 Oct 2016

Invitation to you from the Extra-sonic Practice research group. It is hosting two free events as part of Sonophilia: Lincoln’s festival of sound and music. ESP#2 is an evening of Extra-sonic performances to be held at St Mary Le Wigford Church, High Street in Lincoln, on Tuesday 4th Oct 7pm-9.30pm. Featuring performances and installations by:

  • Rebecca Lee and Samuel Rodgers
  • The Gruinard Ensemble
  • Linda Kemp and Marie Thompson
  • Ellen Brady
  • Annie Morrad
  • Emily Wilczek

PLUS … All are welcome to the Lincoln School of Film and Media’s ESP Research Seminar with Louise Wilson, Rebecca Lee and Samuel Rodgers on Sound, Space and Listening on Wednesday 5th October, 1pm-3pm, in Room MC3107, MHT Building, at the University of Lincoln Brayford Pool campus. Find out more about the sound speakers and please register here now because places are limited! Thanks.

Resolution, CLM Degree Show | 27 May-10 June, AAD Building

CLM-DegreeShow2016-PosterInvite_27May-10JuneHere’s your INVITATION to LSFM’s Contemporary Lens Media (CLM) Degree Show 2016. It’s free entry and open to the public from this Friday until 10th June at the University of Lincoln Art, Architecture and Design Building (AAD). Clementine Monro, Lincoln School of Film & Media’s Senior Lecturer, said: This year students are featuring works that include the genres of documentary, narrative, experimental and experiential in both the still and moving image. Join us on Friday 27 May at 7pm in the AAD west atrium and photography studio. Then the show’s open daily, including this weekend & Bank Holiday Monday, until June 10th from 10am-4pm.  See CLM Resolution gallery, site was designed by Adam Hewitt.

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Photography is one of the University of Lincoln’s Design courses ranked 3rd in the UK, according to the National Student Survey 2015.

Evening of Extra-Sonic Performances | 4 March, Lincoln

ESP_PosterThe Extra-sonic Practice research group invites you to ESP#1: An Evening of Extra-sonic Performances THIS FRIDAY from 7.00pm to 9.30pm at St Mary Le Wigford Church, Lincoln.

Extra Sonic Practice (ESP) is a group of scholars and artists from the University of Lincoln who work with sound in multiple contexts and configurations. Playfully and knowingly (re)appropriating the abbreviation from its origin – Extra Sensory Perception – ESP is a response to the growing prevalence of sound within various disciplinary contexts.

Friday 4th March will feature performances by: David McSherry | Stewart Collinson + Duncan Chapman | Annie Morrad + Ian Mcarthur | Plus Low Quality Sound Snapshots by Marie Thompson and film by Annexinema co- directors Ian Nesbitt and Emily Wilczeck.

See ESP BLOG | Email Marie to get involved with ESP: mthompson@lincoln.ac.uk

Frequency Festival 2015 | Trailer & Doco

Frequency Festival of Digital Culture will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 23rd October to 1st November 2015 and you can be a part of it. Organisers said: the biennial festival provides a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate. See the schedule of free events on the Frequency Festival site. This trailer was created by Graham Cooper and David McSherry, Senior Lecturers at the Lincoln School of Film & Media.

From our alumni here is a mini-documentary about Frequency Festival. Footage from Graham Cooling (Class of 2011) & edited by Sarah Worcester (Class of 2015). Continue reading

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary | Original document in Lincoln (UK)

magna-carta-web-215 June 2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.  There are four original documents of Magna Carta, which were sealed by King John in 1215, and one is in LINCOLN.  ‘The Great Charter’ agreed the rule of law applied to all and recognised civil liberties. Visit Lincoln said the city is ‘the only place in the world where you can find an original copy of Magna Carta together with the Charter of the Forest … The two charters belong to Lincoln Cathedral and are housed in Lincoln Castle.’  A new visitor centre at the castle, events and public lectures will celebrate Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta. More on the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary website.

magna-carta-vault-LincolnCastleAs part of the Great Magna Carta Weekend, on 13 June the University of Lincoln and Lincoln BIG hosted the Freedom Festival.  Then on Sunday (14 June) at Lincoln Castle was the launch of a digital platform 1215.Today exploring the global significance of the Magna Carta through Art.  It is a 2-year collaborative initiative led by the University of Lincoln with regional art organisations, schools, businesses, City and County councils. Continue reading

LSFM Degree Shows 2015 | Screenings and Websites

AnimationDegreeShow2015-posterThe Animation Degree Show screening will be 12noon today (3rd June) at the Odeon in Lincoln. 

See what University of Lincoln Degree Shows are  running this month.  Here are some LSFM’s final year students’ work on-campus and online:

 

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CLM Degree Show 2015 is on the Brayford Pool campus until 5th June from 10am to 4pm.  It’s at AAD – Art, Architecture and Design Building West.

The Contemporary Lens Media exhibition website is called Quadrivium.  

 

The LSFM DEGREE SHOW 2015 site is for Media Production, Photography, Audio Production, Film and Television. 

You’ll  need to click on a circle and choose a genre (for example Script, Design, Digital), so do have a spin! Continue reading