North Lincolnshire Museum is launching a new film about witches from acclaimed artist Tracy Satchwill in time for Halloween. The essay style film is inspired by a Lincolnshire folklore book and incorporates historical behaviours and attitudes towards witches, reflecting on ‘othering’ within a contemporary context.
The film was produced by Tracy during her artist residency at North Lincolnshire Museum and is funded by the Arts Council England through the Humber Museums Partnership.
The film, ‘I Can See You’ will have its official launch on Thursday 29 October online using Microsoft Teams and will then be available on North Lincolnshire Council’s website.
To complement the film, Tracy has also created five AR face filters for use on Instagram. To use these filters visit North Lincolnshire Museum’s Instagram page and view the effects tab, you will then be presented with a choice of five filters which you can play with
Earlier in her residency, Tracy created an animation called ‘a Home and a Husband’, which looks at what life was like for a wife in a typical steelworker’s cottage, like the one inside the museum. This is also viewable on North Lincolnshire Council’s website.
Tracy Satchwill was the artist in residence with North Lincolnshire Museums from 1 March to 31 August 2020. The aim of the residency was to interpret and explore the theme of women in North Lincolnshire and explore different methods of storytelling that may be unconventional in a museum setting.
Tracy Satchwill said: “The artist residency has been a remarkable experience to explore the museum’s rich archives and artefacts and to create a new body that has been experimental and pushed my practice even further. A wonderful opportunity that will be valued throughout my art career.”