‘Johnson at 300’

This project was constructed as a commemoration of the 300th birthday of Dr Samuel Johnson – author of the very first English Dictionary, who was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire.   In conjunction with Lichfield town council and collaborative art team ‘External Galleries’, the narratives of local residents were recorded as they participated in short interviews which were filmed at the Guildhall in Lichfield, the collection of which was entitled ‘Word play’.  The data collected from this research was then used as part of the film (shown below) which was then projected as an artwork (son-et Lumiere) onto the original Birthplace of Dr Johnson in Lichfield Staffordshire in 2009.  The evening show attracted an audience of 1200 viewers.

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