Fields

Screenshot 2015-11-29 12.58.51During the two weeks between Halloween and Friday 13 November 2015, Absent but not Forgotten explored making new work; experimenting with various ideas, current theories, locations and techniques.

We began a new series of video works, Fields; combining landscape images with digital ‘glitching’ techniques, on our English odyssey through the Oxfordshire countryside.

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Spectral Landscapes

2015-10-25 12.46.52Absent but not Forgotten travelled into England for an evening of screenings and discussion at Oxford’s ‘Old Fire Station’ over the weekend. Spectral Landscapes explored the representation of landscape – specifically the “English Eerie” – in film, music, and art.

Whilst staying in Oxfordshire we went on a bit of a road trip filming in the landscape for a series of new video works we hope to develop over the coming months. The series will explore similar themes about the permeability of landscape as a spectral phenomenon; the slippage and spillage of history, place and existence into and through itself.

Robert Macfarlane‘s article The Eeriness of the English Landscape in The Guardian earlier in the year touches on some of the contemporary and historical references coalescing around the subject.