Carsebreck

My great-grandfather, Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, was Surveyor for Perthshire for 40 years and had his office in Dunblane. His surveyors bookcase came to me and sits on our stair landing here in Mossgrove:

Wilfrid Gibson was a great gymnast and horse rider. He was in the Dundee Gymnastics team. Here as depicted as part of the 1893 team:

I am writing this post as, quite by chance, I came across this report of April 1939:


I cannot recall exactly the exact date  in 2014 that I first visited Carsebreck, home of the BONSPIEL. However, I do recall that I had a lot on my mind. This film reflects that!

Carsebreck [a voyage through art and time]:

To play this short film please click here or on the image above.


In 2014 I visited Carsebreck curling pond. It is a very special place now populated by wintering wildfowl rather than people. I made a film but was never truly happy with it. So this year I have made another film about Carsebreck. This film is called: IMPRINT [nearness of distance]:

To play this film please click here or on the image above.

This film is for Paul Murton in thanks for his wonderful Scottish travelogues

Music credit: In your eyes – Christa Wells beautiful cover of Peter Gabriel’s song

Archive footage: The Moving Image Archive

Thanks also to the writings of: Nan Shepherd, John Berger, Vladimir Nabokov, Deborah Levy and Ali Smith.

 

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