Nicola Lane pictured with Jack Birkett (The Incredible Orlando).
Nicola Lane’s 2006 film SPLITSCREEN funded by Arts Council England will be showing throughout April 19th –20th at the Lighthouse, the Chubb Building, Wolverhampton, as part of the 2008 Wolverhampton Disability Film Festival.
Matthew Stone and friends interview Nicola Lane.
- Matthew Stone : What is most important to you?
Nicola Lane: Love for my family and friends and making art.
NL: The world is being changed all the time- change is the engine that drives the universe. What needs to be done is more thinking about change: can we co-exist with each other, other animals and environments?
- Norman Rosenthal : Why are we alive at all? It is after all a very strange state to find ourselves in.
NL: To me being alive means consciousness and I remember the moment when I was 4 years old and realized I was me and nobody else. It was very strange and wonderful. One theory is that consciousness is the firing between connections in the brain. Whatever it is, it is marvellous and I do not know why it exists.
NL: The planet is having a mid-life crisis.
NL: I think that the moment of death (perhaps as long or as short as a dream) is a journey away from consciousness and that the journey is meaningful.
- Matthew Stone: What question should be added to this list?
NL: What does success mean to you?