8 November 2018
Fieldwork is a new film by visual artist Hannah Imlach, made with filmmaker Daniel Warren and me in 2018. The film documents the return of Hannah’s recent sculptures to the landscape that inspired them, the Flow Country peatland in Caithness and Sutherland at the far north of mainland Scotland. The sculptures were conceived as a response to the ecology of the peatland and its ongoing restoration. The restoration of this vast landscape is led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and partners, who commissioned the artwork and this documentation as part of their Flows to the Future project.
I created the sound for the film using location and studio recordings, Foley and synthesis, and used contact microphones to capture the sound of the inner workings of the radiometer sculptures, as heard from 4:30 in the film.
This film was shown as part of Flow Works, a two-person exhibition by Hannah Imlach and Shaun Fraser at Thurso Art Gallery in autumn 2018.