Talk: | Friday 13.10 |
We are delighted to have Canadian director Jacquelyn Mills and her sound designer for a conversation about the process of creating this piece following the screening. The film has won three awards from the Berlinale and is one of the most acclaimed films of 2022.
Conservationist Zoe Lucas was an art student when she first arrived on Sable Island in the 1970s and has since lived on this small sand dune of an island for decades, mostly alone. With her focus on and knowledge of the place, the local flora and fauna, she has been an eye-opener for the diversity and richness that such an isolated and seemingly barren landscape can hold. Her studies of Sable Island's population of wild horses, for which the island is famous, and its biodiversity, have made the self-taught scientist a respected expert. In GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE science and art blend together. The researcher and filmmaker's activities enrich each other. Horse manure provides valuable data for one, and is used alongside algae and other vegetation for film development by the other. Jacquelyn Mills, through her original and impeccable photographic approach to the place along with meticulous work in soundscaping, has created an audiovisual document for eternity.