“As a young child I used to spend my summers at my grandmother’s house in the south of Spain. Dry, parched earth as far as the eye could see. The ticking of sprinkler, a water droplet of an orange trees leaf, evaporating immediately in the hot summer sun. Her blue pool, so vivid in the dusty landscape.
How she would long for rain, a single drop. Coming from London I would love that hot blast, sweating, drip by drip. From hiding from the rain to being soaked at every chance. A strange relationship between abundance and scarcity. Her at hers, water became almost hedonistic, fantastical water parks, azure pools, endless showers, all set against the backdrop of a parched earth.
For something many of us in the Europe take for granted, our relationship with water is complex, yet it is something that we rarely consider. However, when with my grandmother in Spain, my relationship with this substance changed. This work will explore our complex relationship with water, body and liquid, abundance and scarcity, necessity and indulgence. Shot in Spain via drone, 8mm and digital, this film will explore this relationship.
The background sound will be strange and unsettling, contrasting with the images on screen. The film will be relatively slow, appearing almost as landscape paintings. Taking the form of a non-linear narrative, the difference scenes will leave themselves through the film, rather than existing as individual compartmentalised segments.“