LifeCycle is a multi-screen audio-visual installation that explores the themes of change and transformation as they are understood and experienced by a range of people who live and work in the Coalville area. It was launched at the historic Century Theatre within Snibston Discovery Museum, Coalville, on 14th May, 2011. It was commissioned as part of Transform, a major arts program developed to transform how Snibston can be understood and interpreted. It was subsequently shown at the Phoenix Square in Leicester in the DMU Cube Gallery for the duration of September 2011. For this installation it was re-edited into a 3-screen version to fit the dimensions of the gallery space.
LifeCycle reflects an ongoing interest in interpreting and re-articulating everyday life using film, audio and installation. This piece is based upon my journeys through Coalville, recording conversations with the wide range of people I met and capturing visual impressions of people and place. It is based upon notions of transformation and change - I asked the people I met to share with me their thoughts on the things and values we need to recognise; what we should treasure and preserve; what needs to come to an end and be let go of; what can we put at the heart of our culture and our communities.
Thanks to the participants:
Alison and all at the Coalville Market Cafe
Rod Dring and all at the Coalville Air Cadets
Mitch and the young people from the Positive Futures Project
All at Coalville Market
additional thanks to:
Maurice Maguire, Curator Transform
Carolyn Abel, Curator Snibston Discovery Museum
Emily Todd, Coalville Town Centre Manager
The Staff at Snibston Discovery Museum
Chris Plant Colour Burst