Read These Leaves, 2017

05:00 animation, words by Caitlin Stobie.

First shown at In The Open, Sheffield Institute for the Arts, Sheffield, August 2017. 

Read These Leaves developed out of an exquisite corpse of text-images and audio-visual material. Originally conceived as a feedback loop of inputs and responses between Bethan Hughes and poet Caitlin Stobie, the collaboration formed over several weeks and spaces in May and June 2017, and was collated using cloud software. Geographically dislocated yet always on-line, responses to environmental and migratory matter(s) developed through the collaborators continual interaction. The final moving-image work denies linear structure; instead, the text and image is repositioned to expose uneasy contrasts between voice, image, text and movement.

* Images courtesy of Jules Lister.