Flow Country (No 2.) 12 mins: View the film here
Directed and edited by Jasper Coppes (NL)
With Daniel Lee – Archaeologist (University of the Highlands and Islands, UK)
Casper Brink – Cinematographer (NL)
Malu Peeters – Field recorder (NL)
Alan Currall – Narrator
Hyun Tae Lee – Animator
Released on Rietveld TV by Gerrit Rietveld Academie
In Flow Country, an anonymous narrator investigates a 16mm film as an archaeological record. He wonders to what degree the landscape it depicts influenced the production of the film. While scanning the stark images of a deserted landscape, the idea arises that the ‘archaeology of the present’ can be a site of production – where ecology and people play equal parts. The role of the archaeologist transforms from being the observer of a disconnected past towards becoming an immersed wonderer, actively creating future historical layers.
The film forms the latest addition to an on-going series of works in relation to the Flow Country, Forsinard, Sutherland, Northern Scotland, UK.