Commission by artist Jordan Baseman

Do Faster Win More is one of six commissions made by artists responding to heritage in the national Meeting Point programme, developed by Arts&Heritage. Inspired by the history of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, it revealed the timelessness and universality of certain human qualities and ideas and creates new ways for people to connect with Paralympic heritage. 

Jordan used the tradition of oral history to create a conceptually driven film which had access embedded within its creative endeavour. Inclusion appears as a given within the theme which discussed the parallel experiences we all share in life.

The film Do Faster Win More explored ambition, success and failure through the lens of Paralympic cyclist Lora Fachie OBE. The film premiered and was shown on our website from the 24th September to 30th October 2022. The film is available to watch on Matt's Gallery here

You can watch a short video about the project here


Lora Fachie started competing for the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2009. She was selected for the London 2012 Paralympics and went on to win two medals – gold and bronze – at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Most recently, Lora won gold and silver medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.  

Jordan explains:

Lora’s relationship with her sport is not simple and it’s not straightforward and through this film we hear Lora talk about her experiences of training, succeeding and failing . . . I wanted to explore questions around why we, as human beings, try to do things we’re not sure we can achieve. What’s the point in trying? Why do we push ourselves to do things which we can hate and love at the same time?

Jordan Baseman is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London (  

This project was part of the Meeting Point programme, managed by contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage. Meeting Point presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, forging new relationships between the contemporary arts and heritage sectors. Leading artists were partnered with six museums to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections. 

Image credit: Do Faster, Win More Film Still 2022, Courtesy Jordan Baseman and Matt’s Gallery London