I am one of a group of Welsh artists who have been selected by Peak, the arts organisation based in the Black Mountains, to present work at Wakefield Artist Studios. I’ll be showing my film ‘A Walk on the Isle of Grain’
A Walk on the Isle of Grain’ follows a psycho-geographic wandering around this edgeland of the Thames estuary in North Kent in the company of writer Iain Sinclair, film maker Andrew Kötting, poet/film maker Rick Goldsmith and artist, Anna Falcini. The still and moving imagery is largely narrated by the voice of Iain Sinclair as he recalls stories, histories and incidents in his lengthy association with the area. The group find themselves walking into dead ends where the military have cut off paths, scrambling through overgrown swamp like areas and meeting two local men whose target practice with an air gun is a Sunday leisure activity. They also reach areas of large, open vistas that look out over sweeping marshland to the North sea, where they contemplate the rich complexities and incongruities of this landscape.
Working Landscape by Peak
Working Landscape is the first of a series of collaborative events between Peak, an arts organisation based in the Black Mountains and The Art House, Wakefield. The screening programme introduces the work of Peak Collective, a community of artists, writers and filmmakers living and working in the Black Mountains and recent Peak artist-in-residence, Rebecca Chesney. The works provide shifting encounters with place observed at rest and whilst walking, driving and from the air. Day shifts into night; industrial legacies, idyllic landscapes and contemporary technologies collide.
Featuring work from Susan Adams, Edwin Burdis, Stefhan Caddick, Rebecca Chesney, Morag Colquhoun, Anna Falcini, Penny Hallas, Islet/Ewan Jones Morris, Siôn Marshall-Waters, Chris Nurse and Helen Sear.
Where: The Art House
When: 6 – 7pm