From the Archive: Peninsula Arts Film Commission Premiere
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

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Award-winning artists, Frances Scott and Bryony Gillard, showcase their original pieces for the first time. Using archive footage from the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), Frances and Bryony have created two new works exploring the theme of ‘Visions of History’.

A prelude of visual highlights from SWFTA’s rich and diverse archive is included, introduced by Stacey Anderson, Archive Director, SWFTA.

Date: Monday 15 May
Time: 19:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA.

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Frances Scott's Diviner (2017)

22 min, 55 sec

Single channel film: 16mm film and betacam video transferred to digital, colour, mono

2017 Film Commission winner, Frances Scott, presents Diviner, structured as a script formed almost entirely from footage found within the South West Film & Television Archive. Diviner meditates on the nature of history, and how we might understand the transmitted image. It proposes that rather than a linear experience, history itself is cyclical and bound to repeat, in which the past is a spectral, contemporary scribe to the present.

Watch the trailer.

The making of A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body, 2017

A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with a definite body by 2017 Development Prize winner, Bryony Gillard, is a film work and body of research exploring relationships between landscape, women’s writing, jellyfish, psychological experience, retreat and resistance. 

The project uses as its starting point, the work of female Modernist poet, H.D, and her experiences of psychic breakdown/breakthrough, retreat and sexual awakening on the Isles of Scilly in the early 20th Century.

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