I’ve been thinking about the scale of things. We talk about scale in relation to the importance of things, some things don’t matter very much, whilst others matter SO much they are ‘off the scale’. We use a scale to measure how good something is, or how bad. We also talk about scale in termsContinue reading “The Scale of Things: Small Stone In Each Hand”
Stone Roughly triangular No side longer Than my little finger Hidden in hand Tightly held Edges smoothed by mountain stream Bllack shadows leach from base Residues of red indicate strata Mere fragment Of larger stone Rock Boulder Cliff Mountain Planet How long has it been petrified? Changing From soft To hard As a rock Yesterday,Continue reading “Once upon a time I felt petrified”
A discussion hosted by The British Library – Irini Papadimitriou, joined by Invisible Flock, Cheryl Tipp and Sue Thomas. IMPORTANT: the recording of the full conversation is only available for a few hours – so please watch it NOW by clicking on image or here. As an artist and film-maker, interested in our relationship withContinue reading “The Natural World – digital nature – critical conversations about nature/culture”
Friday 26th March 2021 I picked up my order for graphite putty from Jackson’s warehouse in Gloucester on Friday and waited until low tide, late afternoon, before trying it out. It was cold and windy at Garden Cliff at Westbury on Severn, where I did battle with sheets of A1 cartridge paper. The paper wasContinue reading “A Tidal Life documented using graphite putty”
NEW FILM 2021 – BEV ‘D’ LYDNEY HARBOUR A visual poem, the film has a dreamlike quality, shot at dusk and dawn, when the light shifted softly. A commissioned soundtrack by composer Andrew Heath captures the tone of the activity perfectly. Lydney Harbour hasn’t been dredged for over twenty years. Bev D was filmed thereContinue reading “New film – Bev ‘D’ Lydney Harbour – a dredger in motion”
Thursday 18th March I’m on the mailing list for The Conversation, an online journal that has “academic rigour, journalistic flair”. One headline on today’s update is We grew human tear glands in the lab, and now we’re making them cry by Marie Bannier-Hélaouët, Utrecht University. It wasn’t the headline alone that caught my eye, it was theContinue reading ““Crying, but with nowhere for their tears to go” organoids and art”
Walking The Land First Friday Walk March 2021
Following the weekend of the Drawing Breath workshops I felt physically exhausted, emotionally exhilarated, intellectually accelerated and calmly curious. I haven’t spent much time with drawing this year as I’ve been making films. So it felt like going home for the weekend. With a group of like-minded friends.
This new film “Reeds Waving” is the outcome of an incidental coming together of a singer, Eva Rune in rural Sweden, and artist, Carolyn Black in rural England.