In spring 2020 life was turned upside down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay at home rules provided an opportunity to fully focus on the coastal area 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 digital film shot entirely on my iPhone between May 2020 and April 2021. I really wanted to make something fresh, straight out of my pocket, and the phone is very much like an extension of my own body when I hold it in my hand. This is just the first two minutes of the project which I will show in its entirety as part of my MA show later in 2021.

Film Stills