The video is a long continuous take made by filming into a mist within the River Eden Valley, Cumbria. The changing density of the mist intermittingly obscures clear perception of the represented image. Sometimes the video becomes an image solely of mist and at others of trees within fields and at yet at other times subtle combinations of both. The transient quality of the mist is portrayed through the long continuous take which provides a reflexive quality and a contemplative space for the spectator. In this respect the ‘out of frame’ sound recorded in real time sync with the image also plays a part in creating and imaginary space for the viewer. The phenomenological and perceptual experience of this kind of video/film viewing has been called an ‘analogue for consciousness’.

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Fields in Mist       Digital video     16’19         colour       sound    2012   /   short  extract