Welcome in the winter with a Dark Mountain-slanted light show. This online event showcased some of the submissions we received in response to our call-out for uncivilised films in the spring. Originally we were going to show these at the Cube cinema as part of a Dark Mountain weekend gathering, but like many arts organisations, restricted by the pandemic lockdowns, we shifted our normally live events online. One benefit has been that we can now all see the show and enjoy it!
Our selection of short films are screened over the course of an hour, featuring: visual poetry; a cinematic meditation on the Cairngorms; surreal eco-horror animation; a collaborative ritual between artist and tree; voices on what it means to re-indigenise and a multispecies ethnographic collaboration between humans and donkeys.
The films are followed by a post-screening conversation with some of the filmmakers, as well a questions and offer reflections around our cinematic hearth. Gather round!
The Picture Show at the End of the World + discussion from The Dark Mountain Project on Vimeo.
I. HOW THE EARTH MUST SEE ITSELF
Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Sculpture
Based on the book The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd and
performance project Into The Mountain by Simone Kenyon.
A film by Lucy Cash and Simone Kenyon
A film by Yixuan Maisie Luo
III. SCULPTING IN THE PYROCENE: A DISAPPEARING ACT
A film by Julie Williams
IV. EVERYTHING I NEVER DID, BUT NEVER LEFT BEHIND
Written and performed by Roger Bygott
Directed by Cory Kelly
V. LAND / SCAPE
A film by Michal Krawczyk and Giulia Lepori
VI. MADDER ISLE
Directed by Laura Spark
VII. EMERGENT SEAS: RE-INDIGENIZING THE GREAT LAKES
Written and produced by Augustin of the Road and Lindsay Swann
Directed, shot and edited by Augustin of the Road