RECLAIM THE WATERWAY
2020. three films (6.30min, 5.30min, 5min)
with Beau W Beakhouse. responding to canals, countryside, colonialism, food, futures and deep time as part of the Storm Kitchen residency. supported by Arts Council of Wales and the Canal and River Trust.
Peak Cymru / Hinterlands
First screened 7, 14 and 21 of October 2021
The flattening effects of privilege, the invisibilising of real experiences and people’s lives carries on in the present, and leaves us with a retelling that has convenient and violent absences. We all know, we might forget. When made to listen closely to these absences, some of us act surprised to find them speaking; the spectral quality of landscapes telling of unacknowledged labour and interconnected geographies. When they speak, how able are you to listen?
3 commissioned films screened as primers for discussions around the Mon and Brec Canal, Wales; imagining potentials of the waterway as a site for excavation, a passage to share and a surface that reflects, and drawing out the abstracts; the edges and the willingly forgotten meanings of the area's waterway.
part 1: Canals, Countryside & Colonialism
part 2: Land, Water & Food Resilience
part 3: Deep Time, Restorative Justice & Radical Futures