Portree, Isle of Skye
Depositions explores the role of the Highland traveller in Gaelic Highland history and culture by combining archival footage from the Isle of Barra, new footage and interviews. The film-work was originally commissioned as part of Artists and Archives: Artists’ Moving Image at the BBC, a residency programme based at BBC Scotland.
Luke Fowler’s films dwell on potentiality: what might be, what might have been, what might still be if the world were to turn in a different direction? But film time runs in many directions, as do arguments. Film made only recently can be easily confused with the archival vintage of washed-out or saturated tones and blurred edges. – David Toop, 2014