Dispersal

The following four films were made for my exhibition 'Dispersal' and were shown at the Institute of the Arts, University of Carlisle in August 2019
They are the beginning of my research into the relationship between man and the more-than-human world. Using seeds as a signifier for nature, I have explored their place in the biorhythm of the seasons and the regeneration of plants as they respond genetically to our changing environment. I hope to encourage a deeper awareness of and appreciate of nature, promoting a greater wish to make changes to mans habits and wants in an effort to reduce stress on the planet.
Lament

At the time of filming, 34% of the world's conifer species are threatened with extinction. Lament is an ode to the natural world in a time of climate change. This film celebrates the beauty of Scottish forests, their ancient heritage and timeless quality. It also highlights what we stand to lose by ignoring the coming changes, carrying the implicit message that we, as humans, must make serious changes to protect the more-than-human world on which we depend.

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Rising Tide

Sea thrift, a bonny seashore plant common in the UK, may not be as secure as we think. In Portugal it has been listed on the IUCN red list as vulnerable. As sea levels rise so will the risk to many of our shoreline plants.

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Dispersal

Sea thrift, a bonny seashore plant common in the UK, may not be as secure as we think. In Portugal it has been listed on the IUCN red list as vulnerable. As sea levels rise so will the risk to many of our shoreline plants.

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Coltsfoot in Seed

The coltsfoot is a plant that disperses its seeds by wind. After flowering the seeds are set and ripen in readiness for the perfect puff of wind to send them on their way. This film shows a seed head in just such a state and you are invited to consider the seed dispersal through the use of film and kinetic sculpture. Durational film, a study of the space-time continuum, reflects the gentle process of seed dissemination whilst allowing a close examination of the beauty of this natural process, which is not usually available to the naked eye

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