The YJA Magna Carta Series Part 3: Lincoln Voices
The City of Lincoln and University of Lincoln have selected the first of the City’s Artists in Residence for “Lincoln Voices”.
Each organiser that has helped to bring this programme to life and give it the opportunity to burst into action can be recognised by one unifying link – the drive to reach the communities where many people are overlooked and silenced, and give them the chance to engage with modern art, in a way that they have not experienced before. And this is what makes the programme so special, the dedication, pride and sheer passion that each person involved feels.
Ann Jones, Director of ArtProjects and Solutions, spoke to me about her role in Lincoln Voices and her personal thoughts on what the programme is truly about. Furthermore, she gave me her opinion regarding the University of Lincoln’s newlyselected Artist in Residence, Jordan Baseman and why she feels that his level of creativity and ideals are the perfect fit for the role. Out of 49 applicants, Jordan was selected for the role and is now researching ways to help communicate with different people, and ultimately, bring modern art to the modern day communities. What is fascinating about Jordan’s work, is that he will explore human rights and moral beliefs through art and ensure that the themes of the Magna Carta, celebrating it’s 800th anniversary this ear, will remain relevant to modern culture and continue to shape the rights of modern citizens across the globe.
In order to produce the most accurate and relevant work he can, Jordan will be working with academics, victims of crime, offenders, and those who work within the legal system to investigate the law and the power that it has in not just the past, but modern day.
We chat with Jordan, inside a noisy Southbank Centre, about the Lincoln Voices project.
Two further commissions will complete the AiR programme. For more information click here.
By Ellie Sprigg
The Robert Pattinson Academy