This film is a re-imagining of finding Newton Mausloeum. This mausoleum was built before 1809 [for Alexander Gordon whose family wealth came from trading slaves].
The Newton Mausoleum is beside the main road north, just after Pitcaple.
I struggled through bog and nettles to find it: but through dense undergrowth, above me like a temple, I came across this family tomb. I found it doorless and unvisited.
Newton, the home of this forgotten and now decrepit mausoleum, has a secret garden. I have heard gardeners whisper that this secret garden is most special. It was where the ‘Gentle Gardener’ first learned his craft.
‘Exit Music’ – by Steven Lindsay
This film begins with an edited audio sequence from Archive on 4, on Samuel Beckett