WEST COAST ON FILM
This exhibition brings together the work of three artists living and working on the Cumbrian West Coast whose practices span filmmaking, sound art and photography.
Solway Steel and Cyclamen is an animated portrait of seven West Cumbrian industries, from shoemaking to flower growing. The film is made using stop-frame animation with a Bolex camera, a classic technique popular throughout the 20th century. The film was commissioned by Florence Arts Centre as part of a residency project titled Self Seeder at Florence Arts Centre in Egremont, with Hattie Moore and Jocelyn McGregor.
One Hundred and Thirty Tonnes
One Hundred and Thirty Tonnes was made during the summer of 2018. As millions flock to the Lake District every year, the film looks at a side to the region not so frequently seen: the psychic weight of living so close to sites of potential environmental ruin.
Sea levels are rising, fast, and nowhere is this more felt than amongst coastal communities. Submerged presents a series of site-specific interventions, including film and sound installations that invite discussion on rising sea levels, through an imagined submerged future that could be closer than we think.
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