An exploratory short film which deep maps Cardigan Bay. Funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation this project was the third stage in Erin Kavanagh's inter/multi/cross/transdisciplinary research into how to navigate the pitfalls of power when engaging with contesting genres.
From Erin: ‘Layers in the Landscape’ (LitL), is a short film which deep maps Cardigan Bay. A deep map is both a process and a product, juxtaposing and combining disparate spatial narratives within a single, multi-faceted, platform. To achieve this, seven experts in different fields were brought together during two field work days and one studio session each to produce a response to the flooding of Cardigan Bay across 125,000 years, being filmed as they went. Each of the specialists were themelves multi-disciplinarians, with skill crossovers with at least one of the other participants, whilst retaining individual terratories. What they chose to produce was entirely their own choice and developed organically, only the film maker had a minimum brief (for necessary coherence), which we honed in the editing suite. There was a solitary rule for everyone: ‘Work with, not against’ – which means to work with one’s limitations, with one’s uncertainty, with other people’s talents, with deadlines, etc. Not turn away from them. This is much harder to achieve than it sounds.
My thanks extend to the ISRF, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and the team:
Jacob Whitaker, film maker and artist vimeo.com/user887704
Martin Bates, geoscientist and academic uwtsd.ac.uk/staff/martin-bates/
Diarmuid Johnson, philologist and musician diarmuidjohnson.net/
Lynne Denman, singer and heritage interpreter lynnedenman.bandcamp.com/
Maria Hayes, artist and illustrator mariahayes.info/
Peter Stevenson, illustrator and storyteller cabinetofcuriosities.moonfruit.com/
For further information about this ongoing Proof of Concept, please go to: geomythkavanagh.com/layers-in-the-landscape
Erin Kavanagh, firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com