Blue Sash Window, Lucy Skuce, 2018
Lucy Skuce was born in 1981 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, and grew up in Worcestershire. She lives in Didcot, Oxfordshire.
Lucy is an artist and filmmaker who was born with profound and multiple disabilities. She bought her first VHS camcorder as a young woman and started to film her life, including the objects and places she identifies as important. Since working as part of the Shadowlight group, her interests have expanded to working in media other than film, and in recent years Lucy has increasingly embraced sculptural and installation forms. Much of Lucy’s work expresses her desire for independence, exercised through her ownership and control of the production process: scripting, shooting and editing her films herself. Her work in film has been screened both within the UK and internationally, including Liberty Festival (National Film Theatre BFI Southbank), and Abilities Festival (Toronto).
For Shadowlight Artists: Rising project, Lucy Skuce has created an ambitious installation work resulting from her interests in construction and domestic architecture. Blue Sash Window features an imposing sculptural element based around a real sash window, through which we see Lucy in her ideal environment, recreated through video projection. This is Lucy’s most ambitious creative project to date. The documentary follows the construction process.
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