As part of the How We Used to Sleep project, we commissioned film maker Gavin Repton to create a series of short films for us documenting the various project events, open days and creative installations. These will give a flavour of our work at the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall throughout 2017 as well as provide a legacy for the project. We hope the project will help inform creative, interpretative and collaborative practice elsewhere in the heritage and other sectors.
We also had a wonderful open day in October with our project artists Wild Rumpus and Scanner as part of a collaboration with SHIFT, Cheshire East Council’s digital arts programme. Visitors could make scenes and characters from their dreams with Wild Rumpus and animate them before soundtracking the piece with the help of sound artist Scanner. The resulting stop frame animations are at the bottom of the page. Taking inspiration from the How We Used to Sleep dream library, it gives a real insight into the crazy world of dreams. As we found out with the dream library itself, everybody’s dreams are pretty surreal!
Wild Rumpus and Scanner ‘Dreamscapes’ – stop frame animations of visitors’ dreams