Beyond Ways of Seeing
LINK to Article in Imperica Magazine.
From Talk in ‘Mirror Mirror’ event at NFT as part of London Sci-Fi Festival May 2013
A Hundred Parts, A Hundred Faces
Awarded a three year practice based film PhD with Exeter University and The London Film School to commence September 2013.
Themes of identity in film-essay, in relation to French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne
The first part of this project has been awarded funding by The Arts Council UK and will be formed of six moving image works:
‘The Force of the Imagination’
‘That We Taste Nothing Pure’
The Library of Burned Books
Glitter and Storm available now on Swandown DVD/BluRay
Water, sunlight, breathing and skin – this is a submersion into the joy of sea swimming by night and by day.
A series of moving portraits and interviews held exclusively in the sea off the coast of Hastings in the South East.
With what magic of witness Rebecca E Marshall has captured the marine process of reverse evolution: how citizens of Hastings long to become one with their neighbour ocean; how they twirl and twist in eroticised tumbles, feeling for gills, stroking salt-smoothed dolphin skins. Conversation is redundant, but they willingly squawk and squeal, attempting to articulate what they have already proved, so effortlessly, as their somersault, strip, micturate and moonworship. Artists and humans are made joyful in this banded horizontal world, where the camera, democratically, plunges beneath the rippling petroleum-jelly surface. Delightfully complemented with sounds alchemised by Susan Stenger, the fortunate amphibians crawl and cramp between transcendent glitter and the wild energies of advancing storm systems. This film is a delight, a drench, a dream: as reviving as the thing it depicts, the elective rinse in the English Channel. Iain Sinclair
British writer and filmmaker
2012 . . Featuring:
- Andrew Kötting, filmmaker, has swum the channel and battles with the elements.
- Christopher Chasey devotes his life to nudist sea swimming.
- Hilary Spencer is a poet and sea swims whenever she can.
- Laetitia Yhap paints the fishermen and the working life of Hastings beach.
- Nick Snelling has just recovered after breaking his spine.
- Berry White goes in whatever the weather
- Sarah Evans has swum in Hastings’ sea all her life
- Ivor Thomas swims every Sunday and stays within his depth
- Savannah Karr swims at night.
They swim out there in sun, wind and rain - why they do this? What are their strongest experiences from their years in the sea?
Underwater footage filmed in HD
Associate producer: Polly Stokes
Camera: Alasdair Beckett-King
Editor: Daniel Passes
Sound: Aristotelis Maragkos
Music: Susan Stenger
Sound Design: Mauricio D’Orey