prayer flags in a bluebell wood…

The film is made and it is time to share it and talk a little about my approach to my film making..

I want to capture and share what I call ‘ephemeral fragments’ – seeing a flowering bluebell wood is, for me, a truly magical breath-taking experience which is all the more precious because it lasts for so little time. I wanted the prayer flags to become, for a few moments, an integral part of such beauty and to send out their messages of peace drifting through that atmosphere.

susi bancroft prayer flag in bluebell wood

My film-making processes are simple. I strongly remember a special family gathering in Canada with my grandparents and all the family when I was 4 (the week of my 5th birthday) and the home-made cine films we watched together – the laughter, the comments, the stories – and the projector, the screen, the spools of film (at one point spilling onto the floor) …

I like the raw presence when I work of evidence of me behind the camera – the slightly shaky quality that I as an amateur bring – it is reminiscent of those cine films.

So – here it is. It will be part of the Brunel Broderers Exhibition Inside Out at Nature in Art from 11 – 31 August (though not available to view from Thursday 20th and starting again on Tuesday 25th)

Prayer Flags in a Bluebell Wood

PS – Click on HD for best quality!

Film clips!

Last week for the Brunel Broderers at Bridport Arts Centre for Strand – catch it if you can! Love, love, love Bridport – the Arts Centre, the town, the sea (hmm…especially the sea), the countryside! The Exhibition has been a bit of a dream success!

It started off with an Opening Talk – to catch some soundbites see this post and read what Polly Gifford, Arts Director, said about the Exhibition and Talk by having a look over here

I need to think how to share the film I made, which is on show with the stitched work. Maybe offering it as a ‘download’ would work… will investigate! Meanwhile, I did a little kind of clip preview of Stitch Meditation …

 

Collaboration

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A couple of weeks ago I spent a fascinating day with Brenda Miller and Belinda Downes – do have a look at the links!

Belinda has this wonderful shop in Wotton-under-Edge and is a talented and creative textile artist and book illustrator. Paper and Cotton is a work of art in itself!

Brenda, who works in film, installation, textiles and research, invited us to participate in her latest work – a film conversation about creative processes…

We  stitched and talked….. more later as Brenda develops her work

 

Pom Pom Tree

Just finished this today! Wrapping a Pom Pom Tree – So exciting – a real first so a bit glitchy but hey – what a learning curve and that is so creative!!  Have put in into the Pairings II Video Open see here

Credits to Alison Harper, Jane Barker, Victoria Carpenter and Susi Bancroft and thanks to Tim Martin at the Brewhouse, Taunton where the TFSW Exhibition Mapping the Future: Where Are You Now has just closed.