A fractured meditation
A videosonic poem highlighting the habitats of the critically endangered European Eel (Anguilla anguilla).
Originally released for Fish Migration Day, 2020
Conceived and developed by Antony Lyons and Michael Malay.
A Nova Creative Lab project.
Music contribution from The Fantasy Orchestra
(excerpts from 'Final Moments of the Universe' by Richard Dawson)
Arranged and conducted by Jesse D Vernon
extra soundtrack audio by Antony Lyons
Filmed at locations in Portugal, Ireland and the UK.
Recorded and edited by Antony Lyons
Some Ireland footage by Will O'Connor (ECOFACT)
Poem: 'L'anguilla' by Eugenio Montale
Manuela Castagna & Francesca Cozzolino
Translation based on a version by Paul Muldoon.
Additional text by Michael Malay
Produced with grant funding from Leverhulme Trust and University of Bristol (Environmental Humanities)
Soundtrack co-produced with the Fantasy Orchestra of Paris.
"Everyone needs to see, hear, feel this. Exquisitely Fluministic, shining a very bright light on the inorganicism of human folly, stunning beauty of wild dynamic flow. The best I have seen, heard, felt.”
Ginny Battson (eco-philosopher), May, 2020
Given the nature and topic of the film, this is being further developed and promoted as part of a new project 'Here Commons Everybody', exploring social and ecological complexities and stories - across cultures.