Gesto

This film, about Gesto house, a ruin on the Isle of Skye, was made by me more than 5 years ago. It is a film that sought to explore ageing, … Continue reading Gesto

What can Art do today?

This film begins with the voice of Antony Gormley. The music track is ‘Fortune’ by Wye Oak [I do not have copyright] This film is dedicated to Lesley Winton

Standing ovation

This short film is based on ‘Thought for the day’ by Duncan McLaren, BBC Radio Scotland, 19 November 2019. The trees featured include those on the Altyre Estate (near Forres), … Continue reading Standing ovation

‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

Today, I was [again] humbled by [another] happenstance reminder of how little I really know about the world that surrounds me! This reminder happened in the natural course of the … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

personal reality

This short film is narrated by Mona Siddiqui [an extract from BBC Radio Scotland, 3 November 2019)  

1998

‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W. G. Sebald was considered by critics to be “one of the most remarkable books of the year”

herring and silk: loss, light

I was very fortunate to have been commissioned by Alexander McCall Smith to make short films of two of the songs from ‘These are our Hands’. One of those films … Continue reading herring and silk: loss, light

apples on the sill of the window

A quote from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald. This is for Mrs Picken.

Quite beyond my reach

Quotes about gates (one of my fascinations) from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald

The circular Yew hedge

The circular Yew hedge in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald