‘Night Sounds’ is a film in progress that responds to Cornwall as a place of rural ritual. My ambition is that screenings of the film will create a context for sharing experiences of childlessness. The film is shaped by the moment and mechanisms of photographic image capture and narratives of repetition and loss.
Costumed performers around the tidal pool at Treyarnon Bay will be intermittently lit up by flash light, triggered by singing and the sound of the sea. In St Ives in a studio opposite the sea a single figure moves around photographic equipment in a darkened studio, occasionally illuminated in close-up.
The film and its future screenings are specifically aimed at women who are ‘childless by circumstance’, to give a voice to unheard experience and support moving to acceptance and beyond.
The video shows work in progress using placeholder footage as a storyboard.