The Seasons’ Turning (video running time approx15 minutes) was made for 'Site- Non-Site' - a Newlyn Society of Artisits exhibition at Kestle Barton in October 2012

Click here to watch the video in the online magazine ArtCornwall. (you will need to scroll down two or three items to find it)

This section shows a selection of stills from the video.

The video's narrative is focused around the passage quoted below by the eminent Cornish writer, Clara Vyvyan. She lived at Trelowarren, which is near Kestle Barton, in the heart of the Lizard peninsula. She said:

‘If I were asked to describe the country briefly I should use the single word magic’…that sense of ‘something more’ behind or beyond or beneath things tangible or visible. Its atmosphere of magic …. was concerned with streams and their secret undergrowth and the coastal track that led along the high cliffs and down in to valleys, with bird life and wild flowers and moor land space; and these things have not yet been obliterated in this obliterating age of the bulldozer’… and these qualities, and this magic is ‘dangerously near extinction, threatened by the noise, ugliness and crowds of the industrial age’.

Clara Vyvyan ‘My Cornwall’ Bossiney Press 1973

The Seasons’ Turning looks for the survival of Clara Vyvyan’s ‘sense of something more’ through the ceremonies, symbols and rituals used locally to mediate between people who work the land and the elemental forces over which they have no control.

Click here to watch the video in the online magazine ArtCornwall.
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The Seasons’ Turning (video running time approx15 minutes) was made for 'Site- Non-Site' - a Newlyn Society of Artisits exhibition at Kestle Barton in October 2012

Click here to watch the video in the online magazine ArtCornwall. (you will need to scroll down two or three items to find it)

This section shows a selection of stills from the video.

The video's narrative is focused around the passage quoted below by the eminent Cornish writer, Clara Vyvyan. She lived at Trelowarren, which is near Kestle Barton, in the heart of the Lizard peninsula. She said:

‘If I were asked to describe the country briefly I should use the single word magic’…that sense of ‘something more’ behind or beyond or beneath things tangible or visible. Its atmosphere of magic …. was concerned with streams and their secret undergrowth and the coastal track that led along the high cliffs and down in to valleys, with bird life and wild flowers and moor land space; and these things have not yet been obliterated in this obliterating age of the bulldozer’… and these qualities, and this magic is ‘dangerously near extinction, threatened by the noise, ugliness and crowds of the industrial age’.

Clara Vyvyan ‘My Cornwall’ Bossiney Press 1973

The Seasons’ Turning looks for the survival of Clara Vyvyan’s ‘sense of something more’ through the ceremonies, symbols and rituals used locally to mediate between people who work the land and the elemental forces over which they have no control.

Click here to watch the video in the online magazine ArtCornwall.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Photographer: