AGORA (2021) is a film I made for Cynfas : Celf Ar Y Cyd, wherein artists, historians, archaeologists and composers were invited to create work inspired by objects from the collection of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. The theme of Issue 5 was 'Cynefin' (Habitat), curated by Manon Awst.
I read somewhere that inside the spinal cord of a horse is a butterfly-shaped core of nerve cells. It’s an image that stays with me, just like ‘home’ does and all the images attached that bundle and emerge, taking flight. Within the Museum's archive, I was pulled towards a horse figurine found by ‘chance’ whilst digging in a garden in Pant-yr-Heol, Pentwyn Mawr (1949). I imagined a person moving towards a horse and a horse moving towards a person, the underlying communication here; of encounter and entanglement. It’s true, we are entangled with our habitat. The friction is scientific but full of poetry, as the landscape moves, an open-ended gesture.
- Bronze horse figurine, 100 BCE–100 CE
- Carneddau Mountains
- Brenda Chamberlain – Life-sized horses drawn directly onto the walls with charcoal and red ochre (Carreg Fawr, Ynys Enlli). Chamberlain waving goodbye to a boat from the island
- Patrick Farmer – Close mic hydrophone field recording of ice melting on Fachwen Pool (Newtown).