Short Film – The Attempt (Edward Thomas)

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Having detailed some of the history that inspired my last film of 2016 in this article on Caught By The River, I have very little else to say in regards to The Attempt.  It’s a mixture of essay film and … Continue reading

Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange (January, 2017)

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As recently announced, I have a book being released in January all about Folk Horror and its many related areas of interest.  The book has been in the works for the last year or so though many of the arguments … Continue reading

Responses: Poems On Landscape and Melancholy

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Throughout 2016, I’ve been trying to respond to artwork about landscape in more ways than simply essays.  I found that in trying convey work that I liked, there was only so far I could go with conventional journalistic and essay … Continue reading

Trailer – The Attempt (Edward Thomas)

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Above is the trailer for my final short of the year, a film detailing an event in the life of the poet and writer, Edward Thomas.  I’ve had a personal fascination with Thomas for a few years now, properly diving … Continue reading

Dérives: Planet Stratford with John Rogers (London).

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When recently interviewing the writer and filmmaker, John Rogers, the setting of our meeting place in Stratford played heavily upon my mind.  Such was the contrast between so many of the buildings and spaces within the area that many ideas … Continue reading

Responses: Tessa Farmer’s La Chasse (2016)

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I first encountered the work of Tessa Farmer during a rainy daydream in Saatchi Gallery a few years back.  It was a strange experience as, staring at her Swarm (2004) piece, it took a while to pinpoint exactly what was … Continue reading

Short Film – No Diggin’ Here.

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I have been lucky enough to have this year’s Halloween film, No Diggin’ Here – a film about M.R. James, Aldeburgh and A Warning To The Curious – premiered on the BFI’s website.  It was a Halloween treat that, until … Continue reading

The Ghost In The Grain – Folk Horror Revival @ The British Museum (16/10/2016).

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This presentation was originally given at the Folk Horror Revival day at The British Museum (16/02/2016).  My thanks to the fellow admins of the Folk Horror Revival, especially Jim Peters and Andy Paciorek. There’s an overt connection between analogue technology … Continue reading

Dérives: A Journey To Avebury.

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The Neolithic town of Avebury in Wiltshire has figured in much that I love for a growing number of years now.  Its draw has been one that has crossed all areas of the arts that dominate my current interests, to … Continue reading

Responses: Keith Arnatt’s A.O.N.B (1982-1984).

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The photography series, Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (1982-1984), was the first work I came across by Keith Arnatt.  This was some time before he would eventually be back in vogue thanks to Tate Britain’s well received conceptual exhibition, of … Continue reading