Brightcot Revisited

From 'Timeline' exhibition video installation. 'Brightcot Revisited', 2013 Video: 8m 6s ©Artist

This house, formerly known as ‘Brightcot’, is one of the oldest in Letchworth. Designed by architects Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin it is a cottage originally built for the Miss Wilkinsons (presumably sisters) one of whom was a secretary for the local suffragist movement.

This video is a time travelling experience that seeks to discover changes to the house and grounds and begins with the position of an old gate bearing the house’s former name at the front of the house. The video explores both the architecture, ideas of transformation and the desire to travel through time and the futility of such an idea.

Images of ‘Brightcot’ reproduced with permission of First Garden City Heritage Museum, Letchworth Garden City, gardencitymuseum.org