"exhilarating and ravishingly expressive" 5 Stars, The Guardian
"Gillian Anderson reads Woolf’s suicide letter. Behind her, a huge photograph of waves slowly begins to move, Ravi Deepres’ video imagery gradually speeding up to become a tidal surge"
One of several film sequences created for Woolf Works based on the life and work of Virginia Woolf as inspiration, and in collaboration with Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet.
The film was shot at Godrevy lighthouse by Ravi Deepres and Luke Unsworth, one of the locations Woolf visited frequently, and created with the intention of capturing her use and absorption of the power of nature and shifting time.
The sequence was shot using a Phantom Gold camera which begins as a virtually static photographic image then gradually builds up into a raging torrent, lasting over 25mins, a duration rarely used with this kind of technology.
The music for the ballet was created by Max Richter, lighting design by Lucy Carter, and the dramaturg Uzma Hameed with set design by we not I and Cigue.