Film No. 31
Area by Road | 8’ 45" | 2020
digital video, stereo, colour

‘...all land, no matter what has happened to it, has over it a grace, an absolutely persistent beauty.’
- Robert Adams

An exploration of a small area by the side of the road, cordoned-off and littered with refuse. The roving camera intimately examines the disregarded plastics and thriving weeds that decorate the space while continually auto-focussing, creating a fractured journey around the temporary wasteland. On the soundtrack, passing cars, trains, people and other sounds of the space intermingle with semi-musical textures and field recordings, situating it somewhere between being part of the urban environment, and existing in a world of its own, a colourful landscape scattered with fascinating minutiae. Area by Road doesn’t pass judgement on the pollution inherent in the space, it just acknowledges its troubling beauty.

2021 Exploding Cinema, online screening
2021 Water Pieces, International Video and Contemporary Art Festival, Riga 
2021 That Little Sphere #2, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester
2020 Split Videoart Festival, Split