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.

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