Commissioned by the Severn Rivers Trust, this circular piece explores the extraordinary migration cycle of the salmon and its redd or nest of stones as metaphor for journeys and the call of the home 'pool'.
It was made specifically for a mobile projection rig comprising multiple gauze screens which create mesmerising visual 'echos'. This can be transported and assembled anywhere, meaning that the piece could be shown next to the river, in a village hall, museum, gallery, anywhere...
Its soundtrack was created through a process of improvisation to the animation by musical director and sound engineer Jim Brook and Sean Harris working with musicians Faith Brackenbury (violin and viola), Christine Mills (triple harp), John Neilson (harmonium and accordion).
It features the Welsh language poem 'Grym y Lli' (The Power of the Flow) by Arwyn Groe which takes the journey and return of the salmon as symbol for the issue of rural depopulation. As the final line suggests 'there is a depth to our land far deeper than the soil itself' – that is; the emotion of belonging is impossible to ignore.