We began a new series of video works, Fields; combining landscape images with digital ‘glitching’ techniques, on our English odyssey through the Oxfordshire countryside.
Absent 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The Eeriness of the English Landscape in The Guardian earlier in the year touches on some of the contemporary and historical references coalescing around the subject.