Erosion – Interchange of State
As an experimental filmmaker, my creative practice and research is occupied with the portrayal of liminal zones: places overlooked, abandoned or forgotten.
I use analogue film for its aesthetic and expressive possibilities, working in what I consider a hybrid fashion, combining photo-chemical film and digital techniques. Through observation, the use of framing, editing and sound I aspire to describe the visceral sense of a place more than its function.
Relentless coastal erosion has seen many metres of land lost to the ravages of the North Sea. With the capacity to both reveal and remove, the sustained attack of the sea shapes and creates unique landscapes to investigate. But at a cost, as the land recedes, homes and communities disappear.
My film records the physical traces of erosion upon the coastline using the photographic nature of cine film. Through experimentation with the medium’s susceptibility to external forces such as the sea, weathering and physical corruption by hand, the film constructs an experience of the landscape which exposes the eternal conflict between land and sea.
Drawing attention to this beautiful yet ruthless interchange of state, I present an alternative perspective from which to observe our eroding coastline and perhaps momentarily change the way we look at it.