24. 10. 2015
Vision is the second film I made for this project. It is deliberately different than the first film, Resilience, as I wanted to try out some new techniques with the film editing software. The film is a response to conversations I had in Raukkan. It is also a response to actually being out filming wildlife. Often I would playback some footage of, say, pelicans and in the soundtrack I could hear a car going past in the distance. At first I thought ‘have to get rid of that sound’ but then I realised that almost no matter where I was there was always some sound that contrasted with the nature of the visuals. This is, perhaps, the way nature now is. By amplifying the car sounds I am emphasising the tension between the natural and the built environment. I also felt a tension in Raukkan between contemporary and traditional culture. This differs between people and I am bringing my own preconceptions to the table but nevertheless I felt this tension. Contemporary culture takes on a number of forms and there is tension between the various iterations of that. Add into the mix a connection to traditional Ngarrindjeri culture, which is vastly different from how we live today, and there is this tension created from how to best respect the past and successfully live in the present.