Follow the creation of Anthony Garratt's Uchel ac Isel (High and Low) amidst the peaks and caverns of Snowdonia. The project features two industrial scale paintings, created in two very different dramatic and inspiring sites. One double sided painting floats high on Llyn Llydaw lake; dwarfed by Mount Snowdon's grandeur and flickering in the wind. The other rests low, deep beneath the mountains in an abandoned slate mining cavern at Llechwedd. Each work relates materially to the heritage of it's location and is continually evolving in relation to the elements around it. The floating Llyn Llydaw piece blooms and oxidises as the copper and iron mixed with the paint are torn by wind, rain and the waters of the lake. Deep in Llechwedd slate caverns below Blaenau Ffestiniogg another paintings rusts, as iron and slate bleed through it's composition; adapting to the damp darkness like countless miners before it.
How we consume landscape, what it means to our heritage and how we look at it are all questions these works raise. The film, like the paintings themselves, was made in the landscape and out of the labour of the many good people who contributed to Uchel ac Isel. It is a celebration of their labour and a homage to lives lived and lost amid the unforgiving glory of Snowdonia. The piano sound track was written and performed by Anthony Garratt during the creation of the paintings.
Find out more about Anthony here >> agarratt.com
HIgh and Low has been generously supported & enabled by menaiholidays.co.uk and thackeraygallery.com
The floating structure and all the painting panels were fabricated by markandloz.co.uk/
See a full stills gallery and find out more here >> fracturedether.co.uk/collaborations/anthony-garratt/anthony-garratt-high-and-low-uchel-ac-isel/
Aerial Cinematography from cloudbasepro.co.uk/