Animating the Life and Times of a Witch Bottle
- Online talk
Exploring the imagined life story of a seventeenth-century witch bottle through animation.
An online talk for The Folklore Society.
In the summer of 2020 Nigel Jeffries (Museum of London Archaeology), Owen Davies (President of the Folklore Society), and animator Laura-Beth Cowley (University of the West of England) teamed up to explore the imagined life story of a seventeenth-century witch bottle. The result was a 5-minute animated history of a fascinating tradition. The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in partnership with BBC Arts and Calling the Shots. In this talk Laura-Beth, Nigel and Owen talk about the latest research that informed the animation, and the creative process of turning history, archaeology and folklore into art.