Sam Firth, 'Field Notes on Love'

1 — 31 July 2023

Sam Firth, ‘Field Notes on Love’, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Field Notes on Love’ is an essay love poem told in the third person, a celebration of a spectrum of ways of being and of woodland ecosystems. Exploring the relationship between two people, the filmmaker and her husband, and the woods around their home, the film charts attempts to express the different ways two people see and hear the world around them.

Sam Firth

Sam Firth is a practicing filmmaker with an interest in both documentary and fiction. She has been making short films since 2009, which have screened in art galleries, at film festivals and more recently on BBC iplayer. Many of her shorts have won awards internationally. Her films explore our relationship with storytelling and with nature, the way our experiences are shaped by the narratives we construct when we record images, and the stories we create about our place in the world. In 2022 she was awarded the inaugural BFI Chanel Filmmaker award for her first feature film The Wolf Suit.

Image description:​A film still shows a man with grey hair and a grey beard, wearing a wooly jumper. He is obscured by the winding trunk and branches of a tree covered in lichen and is holding a hand lens.

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