Trial animation made by artist Anne Harild during her residency at grove, an artist project in Bury St Edmunds. On her site visit, Anne was fascinated by the abbey ruins and the insertion of houses into the west front. Her week's residency coincided with the first steps in constructing a new dwelling in the garden at grove, the site of an old lime/chalk pit. During planning, this site has become overgrown, rapidly colonised by plant and wildlife before it is tamed again in the construction process. Anne explored where modern building materials and methods rub up against the historic, and what underlies this town.
chalk – lime – flint – grass – mortar - ivy - wood – steel – paving – cow parsley - brick - nettles
Making animated films from timed photographs is a lengthy process; films are rough cuts which would be used to develop more controlled filming, with planned light conditions, over a long period. Anne also often collaborates with composers towards completed animations.