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Sense of Place
Evocation of Place
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One final approach to filming the landscape is in work which foregrounds human interaction and behaviour in an environment.

This is work which reveals atmosphere and layerings of meaning through a sympathy with the natural environment. Margaret Tait's Place of Work for instance, acts as an evocation of a garden and a house. Its approach is rooted in both poetry and the quotidian, in the layered human experience of daily encounter. It transfigures personal experience to create more than a sense of place for the audience. Similarly, Nino Danino's ghostly evocation of place in Temenos is an unforgettable layering of landscape and sound. The desolate desert landscape of Jananne Al Ani's The Visit is populated by a single enigmatic figure, waiting for who knows what. Alia Syed's Eating Grass presents a kaleidoscope of colours and sensations evoked by the call to prayer, shifting between the two urban centres of London and Karachi.

Still from Place of Work

Place of Work

An evocation of a place (in Orkney) with lifelong associations and latterly used as a work place.

Still from Temenos


Temenos means 'ritual precinct'; a sacred place, a place apart.

Still from The Visit

The Visit

A male character appears as if a mirage, pacing across a wilderness, cut off, distanced, mute.

Still from Eating Grass

Eating Grass

A meditative film that places the beauty of fleeting experience above all else.

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