In spring 2020 life was turned upside down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdown provided an opportunity to immerse myself in the intertidal coastal landscapes right on my doorstep. I began to walk with the tides every day, falling into step with them, arranging other commitments around them: shifting the balance of my life. In doing so I began to question what it really means to inhabit ‘wild’ or ‘remote’ landscapes and how that might correspond with events taking place in the wider world.
Crossings is a short essay film shot entirely on an iPhone between May 2020 and April 2021. I wanted to make something fresh, in the moment and when I hold the phone in my hand it becomes like an extension of my body. I believe this gives the film a sense of intimacy and immediacy.
I hope to show the film this summer and as part of my MA degree show in September.