In Further Down the Beach, two melancholic sea-goers go to the side of the sea. They become caught in the undercurrent of a landscape colliding with itself. Somehow being inexplicably shifted by things at great distance, they wait for the tide to go in and go out, and layers of these places to be washed away and washed back again. As all the real things around them become changed and half-imagined they long more and more for some idyllic sense of escape.
This 30 minute film was presented as part of the double bill 'A Site Seen from Within and Without' alongside 'Intervals' by Craig McCorquodale.
Made in response to two artists’ confinement within one site, this diptych of site-specific work attempts to somehow observe and interact beyond the walls of a first floor flat in the Southside of Glasgow. This site offers us only what it can offer us - the objects it holds and the empty space it creates - yet, as these things grow more familiar, we enact a sense of transcendence and see other sites from within this place. Isolated amidst a real sense of outward affect, this site is here, now, but must push us elsewhere. As such, this site, or place of events, is haunted by multiplicities and palimpsests - of empty theatres, shorelines, and all distant places simultaneously.
Full film available upon request