The Grove Beneath

The ancient, dynamic past life of a grove of eleven fossilised tree stumps are animated through archival material and the mechanical scanning of a camera’s eye.

Shot in Glasgow, the film explores human relationship to materiality and its changing states in deep geological time. The surfaces of an ancient grove of fossilised Lepipodendron trees are surveyed, their texture colliding with sensorial archival material that tells of their past. Led by the sensual and the elemental, the viewer is taken through the changing material states from breathing, lively wood, to seeping organic material, a hard rock to blasted fragmentary matter.

2021

HD & Rendered Archive / Colour / Sound

5 min 22 secs