Hello Lamp Post is an experimental, city-wide platform for play. This is an opportunity to rediscover your local environment, share your memories of the city and uncover the stories that other people leave behind.
Hello Lamp Post encourages you to look at the city with fresh eyes and engage with systems we take for granted. This is a chance to slow down, reflect and give yourself permission to play.
In 2012, I travelled to Lagos, Nigeria to shoot a music video. The experience was life changing. I met Bicycle, a young kid with a dream to dance his way out of poverty. He had lost his parents and was living on the streets, but had the most optimistic view of life I have ever seen. I had a chance to film just a snippet of his passion for dance and he introduced me to a whole new way of movement. I made this short video for him to show the world a glimpse of something different, to try and change peoples perception of Nigeria, to try and change a real persons life. A talent with an unfathomable passion for life, looking for an opportunity to make it out.
I want to start a Kickstarter to raise some money to go back to Nigeria and shoot a documentary about finding Bicycle. The documentary will involve finding him, exploring Lagos, experiencing a glimpse into the underground youth culture, dance scenes, telling his passionate story and his ambitions for dance.
The proceeds of the documentary film will pay for his trip to the UK for an audition with a professional dance company and an opportunity to change a young boys life.
Can we create travel writing that shrinks and stretches to match a journey? Taking train travel as a starting point, award winning agency Agant, author James Attlee and Fabrizio Nevola of Bath University will play in the fixed, linear space of the Bristol to London mainline, using smart phones and GPS to deliver a new literary form. Their prototype app will respond to the readers’ journey in real time, delivering elastic pacing, video, audio and new writing relevant to the train’s location.
Imagine a music box that invites dementia sufferers to hold familiar objects, which activate songs, and magically stir inaccessible memories. Chloe Meineck's Music Memory Box does just that, but now imagine that it could do even more? Setting out to develop this extraordinary project, Chloe will investigate the potential of communal experiences for care homes, which could even break out of the box to pervade the everyday.
Film directed and edited by Drew Cox
Produced by Watershed