A short film reflecting on the loss of social interactions in lockdown.
Spot On plays a vital role in bringing people together through shared experiences. The visuals for the film are abstracted from archive photographs and videos of a Spot On show which toured Lancashire in 2000, along with filmed rural lockdown walks in Lancashire.
Burnley based artist, Elliott Flanagan, was inspired by the idea that with Spot On events, the ‘art’ is what happens around the interval. The Covid-19 pandemic put paid to many social interactions and meant that it was even more vital to celebrate and reflect on the impact Spot On has on the people and areas it works with. The communal experience of joining together to share the intimacy of a Spot On coordinated performance has become poignantly magnified in its absence. These precious things that used to be taken for granted have visceral impact now.