THE ARTIST AND THE MACHINE
The Artist and The Machine follows the highs and lows of Hastings-based artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown. Previously referred to as the ‘Banksy of knitting’, Lorna works in many mediums but this film focuses on the power of the stitch to create knitted pieces of art.
Lorna’s work is at times socially charged andpoignant but is always meticulously planned and brilliantly executed.
“You doubt yourself... but that’s the tension that makes an artist.”
“There’s a lot to do with the sound, sometimes you hear it’s not quite right...”
We are shown how Lorna blends a creative, hands-on craft with the almost OCD, mathematical side of vintage machine knitting to amazing effect.
From crushing self-doubt to flourishing creativity, this is a story everyone can relate to, told through the voice of one the UK’s most unique political artists.
Directors: Reuben Armstrong & Jamie Neale
Sound & Music: Jamie Frye
Grade: Joseph Bicknell