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Take One Action

Geographies of Solitude

Wed 6 December 2023

Tickets no longer available
SDH captioning

SDH captioning

BSL interpretation

BSL interpretation

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Quiet room available

Audio description available

A still from 'Geographies of Solitude'. A vast island landscape. A person in a white sunhat walks through a dune.

photo credit Jacquelyn Mills Daisy Crooke

A curved sliver of sand, like a pale brushstroke in the North Atlantic Ocean: this is Sable Island, where environmentalist Zoe Lucas has lived for over 40 years.

Geographies of Solitude immerses us into the rhythms of her work, studying the horses, seals, bugs, and vegetation that form Sable Island’s rich ecosystem. Captured with attentive intimacy and lush materiality by Jacquelyn Mills on 16mm film – occasionally hand-processed with seaweed, horse manure, and exposed with starlight – this beautiful portrait of Sable Island is not an untroubled one. For 15 years, Lucas has been documenting the marine litter that washes onto shore; wild, harmonious cycles of life and death are juxtaposed with the inorganic eternity of plastics. A breathtaking meditation on our entanglement with the world around us, and finding our way back.

The film will be preceded by a live poetry performance and ecological short films, and followed by a conversation on environmental justice and circular economy with Friends of the Earth Scotland.

Content Notes:

Contains depictions of animal and insect remains, and animal birth (including brief depiction of blood). Contains discussions of animal death.

Access Notes:

Mainly bright images with some flickering shots from experimentally processed analogue film; mix of explanatory dialogue (in English) and visual storytelling.

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Part of Take One Action 2023 #

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Details

Event Type

Film

Festival

Literature

Performance

Location

Theatre

Time

7:30pm — 10:30pm

Doors open: 7:15pm

Ages

12+

Ticketing

Tickets: £0/2/4/6/8/10

Booking fee: 10%

Accessibility

SDH captioning

BSL interpretation

Wheelchair accessible

Quiet room available

Audio description available

Tickets no longer available