Screenings of filmpoem
A unique‘filmpoem’aired outside by candlelight, is set to be screened at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for one night only later this month.
The Essence of Place, which was filmed on the site near Gartocharn between December and August, is the creation of Susannah Ramsay, the artist in residence.
The short film is part of Susannah’s practicebased PhD research for the University of Stirling and Glasgow School of Art, and presents the landscape and wildlife of Loch Lomond throughout the changing seasons.
It explores the meaning of place as a way to connect with memories, and looks at the enduring relationship between people and nature.
Susannah said:“I was familiar with the landscapes of the Loch Lomond area prior to this residency, but I was drawn specifically to the RSPB reserve as it provided me with such a wide variety of wildlife to capture on film. I was particularly interested in seeing and recording the rare Greenland whitefronted geese that spend their winters at the site.
“Through the filmpoem, I wanted to try and harness what being in the landscape meant in terms of contemplation and why there is an urge in many of us to return to certain places that prompt memories and thought.
The Essence of Place will be screened on Saturday, October 21, in time slots between 7.15pm and 9pm. Tickets cost £10, or £8 for RSPB members; booking is essential. Parking at Ross Priory with transfer by minibus. Those with mobility issues contact emma.martinelli@rspb. org.uk. Visit Eventbrite. co.uk and search for RSPB Loch Lomond.
Tranquil Still from filmpoem shot at Gartocharn