This is the second of my WalkinWales excursions. Inspired by recent work of Crab Man and Signpost (which is documented in print in "A Sardine Street Box of Tricks") I decided to make a weekly walk down and up, up and down the main street of my nearest town, Llandysul, Ceredigion (also on the border of Carmarthenshire). This was to be one way of getting to know my local area (part of a rather drawn-out process of moving here from the city of Bristol) and also a way to make a new start in my walking practice which had come to a natural pause in the completion of my PhD. WalkinWales #1 was my hesitant beginning and is documented through still photographs. Then, a couple of weeks ago I received an email from my friend and performer, Janice Perry, forwarding me information about Global Performance Walks initiated by Ignacio Perez Perez. One of these was to be made on the 13th Novemeber so I decided to make WalkinWales #2 on that Sunday. Ignacio specified that the walk must be an urban one, which this undoubtedly is. However, the 'urban' nature of the foot-age is interrupted with glimpses of the 'rural' which appears and disappears throughout the walk. In fact I feel surrounded by the 'rural'. I started to think about the distinction between the two terms: can 'rural' be 'urban'? how 'urban' can 'rural' be? When and where does the 'urban' become 'rural'? What do I mean when I say I've moved to live in the sticks? I hope to provoke some responses to these wonderings with people I encounter on my next excursion.
Filmed on a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10 and edited in iMovie. Learning the first steps in editing on Final Cut Pro with my friend and filmmaker, Sharron Harris, inspired me to edit this instead of letting it hang around on my hard drive for a year or two. I hope to soon upgrade to Final Cut Pro X so we'll see if that improves my rather crude filmmaking skills. Any advice about the filmmaking and editing process very welcome!
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