Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Artificial Intelligence


Film, photography & concept by Gaynor Perry

Grethe Mangala Jensen
Deborah Griffin

written & performed by Gaynor Perry
produced & performed by Noko 440

Grethe enters a state of hypnagogic consciousness 

as she drowses on the branch of a fallen laurel tree.

Deborah Griffin

Grethe Mangala Jensen

Gaynor Perry

Norman Fisher-Jones aka Noko 440

The following day, when we had finished filming, I walked back to the location and discovered this animal spine (above) strewn across my path. On closer inspection it may be a badger spine. There were no other bones nearby. Naturally, I reflected on how it got there. Did a dog or a fox dig it up and drag it there? A very mysterious offering.

At the beginning, I made a photograph of Grethe resting on the branch of a fallen laurel tree. And now when I look again, I can see a vine climbing one of the limbs, on the right-hand side, looking quite spine-like.

While this strange and timely motif seems integral to the piece, I don't have an explanation. Other than the spirit in which we approached creating this.  A profound sense of the sacred spaces of our landscape and nature within, perhaps resonated somehow in the labyrinthian old heart of the land.

Who knows.

Digby - farewell to this ethereal boy who departed for his next great adventure a month after taking this photo.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Her Ensemble ft. Bishi

I had the great pleasure of photographing Her Ensemble recently. Formed by violinist Ellie Consta, they are the UK's first women and non-binary string orchestra creating stunning performances. This one featuring wonderful Bishi with lighting design by Belinda Best.

Lucía Polo Moreno

L-R Raye Harvey, Emma Oldfield, Sarah Daramy-Williams

 L-R Coco Inman, Christine Anderson, Fran McGuinness Gilbert, Lucía Polo Moreno

L-R Coco Inman, Christine Anderson, Fran McGuinness Gilbert, Lucía Polo Moreno

L-R Kate Suthers, Coco Inman

Anne Denholm 

Anne Denholm 

Anne Denholm 

Meera Priyanka Raja

L-R Ellie Consta, Sarah Daramy-Williams

Raye Harvey

Lucía Polo Moreno

Fran McGuinness Gilbert

L-R Christine Anderson, Fran McGuinness Gilbert, Lucía Polo Moreno, 
Meera Priyanka Raja, Maddie Cutter

Christine Anderson

Kate Suthers

L-R Emma Oldfield, Raye Harvey

L-R Emma Oldfield, Raye Harvey

Ellie Consta, Sarah Daramy-Williams


Nevertheless She Persisted
Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane

Saturday 2 July, 2022