22nd & 23rd October
The Barn, Banchory, Aberdeen
Moving Images present 3 short films that explore ideas of Plenty? More and Less from Sea Weed harvesting in northern Scotland; questions and thoughts about solitude to pulsating rhythms and Ukrainian rituals to remedy ecological anxieties.
We'll be in the Barn's walled garden, screenings will run between 12pm - 4pm every 45minutes.
Our attendance at Plenty? has been generously supported by EcoArt.
Julia Parks’ SeaWeed (18mins) combines 16mm footage with archive film to create a marine odyssey into the folklore, ecology, and history of seaweed in north Scotland. Voiced by seaweed harvesters, workers in the alginate factories, environmental activists, archaeologists, seaweed farmers behind the miracle resource Seaweed explores relationships between people, seaweed and landscape, past present and future.
An Exercise in Solitude
Beverley Hood’s An Exercise in Solitude (05:37mins) is a film made on an iPhone about walking as a way to re-think solitude, and the impact of technologies on our social and ecological existence. “Solitude – A means to be alone, fully alone. A different kind of escape.”
Rite of Return
Ayla Dymterko’s Rite of Return (11:51 mins) simultaneously reflects on Marianne Hirsch’s text Rites of Return whilst extending the Rite of Spring – a riot-inducing ballet originally performed by the Ballet Russes. The initial narrative circles around a sacrificial virgin dancing herself to death, appropriated aesthetically and thematically from Slavic folklore. In Dymterko’s version, the soloist awakens fraught with solastalgia due to ecological decline and lack of community. She remedies this by drawing upon old-country aphorisms and the poetic structures of Strakh vylyvaty or pouring forth the fear, a Ukrainian healing technique to remedy anxieties, especially those related to land.
Plenty? A Festival Exploring More and less
The Barn, Burn O Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA
Plenty? is not just about having a lot - it’s understanding when we have enough and feeling satisfied with that. And when we have an abundance like an apple harvest, what to do with it - because sharing might become the most important word in our futures. Together we shall explore these ideas through art, music, hands-on activities, physical theatre and audio-immersive storytelling.
Moving Images Plenty? More and Less screening times:
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October: