Omphalos

A film about McCaig’s unfinished tower above Oban: a “southern elsewhere” that has become iconic for Oban.

Omphalos from omphalos

This film explores identity: small “I” and big “I”.

The film also explores between the margins and the centre of life.

Music credits:
(1) Beyond the Strath – by James Ross. The album, “Chasing the sun”, I strongly recommend and can be purchased here

(2) Lament – By James Ross. Also from the album “Chasing the sun”

(3) As still as I watch your grave – By Roddy Woomble from the album “My secret is my silence”

(4) The Golden Dawn – by Damon Alburn from the album “Dr Dee”

Artwork:
On Lismore I bought several prints by the artist Gilly B. I think her work is wonderful and you can purchase her work here

Commentary:
Here credit must go to Johnny Rodger and his book “The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity”. This can be purchased here

Dedication:
This film is for baby Peter. The only one of the nine McCaig siblings to be buried on Lismore the isle of their birth.

Oban,-Lismore-and-the-McCaig-siblings-(27)

If you want to learn why I collect my films under the name “Omphalos” my Hole Ousia page explains

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