Image credit: George Finlay Ramsay & Alexander Hetherington, CASTOROCENE, 2021. Courtesy of the artists.
For the next online event in the ONE ARTIST | ONE WORK series, George Finlay Ramsay & Alexander Hetherington present their recent work, CASTOROCENE (2021). It is available to watch for the month of September here. Book your free ticket for the online discussion event on Thursday 30 September, 7.30pm here.
could cut the neck
of one tree
& make ten grow?’
After humans have destroyed the world (again) an unnamed beast swims up from a forgotten swamp and rebuilds the world from zilch. CASTOROCENE, shifting between essay and semi-fictionalised nature documentary, is a ‘film pome’ dedicated to one of nature’s great architects. Depicting wetlands as the living entity that they are, the camera dwells on a landscape of viscous textures, organic debris and nonhuman sculptures, considering parities between acts of borrowing, rewilding and animal world building. Filmed by artist Alexander Hetherington on 16mm film in the wetlands at Bamff in East Perthshire, Scotland.
A commission for Rupert Journal’s second edition on ‘Post Pandemic Futures’.
CASTOROCENE can be viewed for free online for the month of September on the LUX Scotland website with captions. The discussion event will take place on Thursday 30 September, 7.00pm.
Captions by Collective Text: Emilia Beatriz, Annie Crabtree & Amy Helena with the artist.