The Cosy Jumper
Video, drawings, props and poetry
Commissioned by Heart of Glass
Funded by Arts Council England, Creative People and Places program.
Something we missed so much
during the recent Covid 19 lockdowns.
Something that makes us feel alive…
In St Helens,
residents of Foundry Wharf and Heald Farm Court,
and members of University of the Third Age
have come together to reflect on love, life, friendships.
In lonely times, a big cosy jumper can feel like a warm hug. (Jackie)
The Cosy Jumper is a project exploring human feelings of connections and togetherness, through knitting, poetry, sound, and movement. Lou Chapelle, working with film-maker Tim Brunsden, poet Scott Farlow and sound artist Laura Campbell, held a series of workshops in St Helens with residents of Foundry Wharf and Heald Farm Court, and with dancers from the Silver Swans (U3A).
These led to the creation of a video which will be presented in the public realm in March- April 2022.
In the Dark,
Diamond in a star.