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Suki Chan’s new work, Still Point, is a film installation that engages with sacred spaces and places of pilgrimage.
"Whilst filming in sacred sites in Jerusalem, I was struck by how some parts of the city have two names, one in Hebrew and the other in Arabic. How one population can ‘unsee’ another group. How one part of the city is closed off to another group – by borders which are sometimes physical and sometimes psychological."
Still Point transports the audience from the site of the humble wooden structures offering refuge along Pilgrims’ Way in Northumberland, to contested sacred sites in Jerusalem, and the interior spaces of abandoned Syrian villages in the Golan Heights.
Filmed & Directed by Suki Chan
Associate Producer in Jerusalem:
Dr Yusuf Natsheh
Visual Effects Supervisor:
Special thanks to Chris Ingram, Awqaf Administration, Gareth Evans, Claire Bailey-Coombs, Teresa Grimes, Pat Treasure, Tintype Gallery, Naomi Aviv, Ilan Biton, Idit Nathan, Sara Talai, Silia Ka Tung, Amikam Toren, Eran Gilat, Pamela Kember, Steven Bode, Andrew Hunwick, Christina Sanko, Erik Skodvin and William Lau.
For more information: stillpointfilm.co.uk
A colour catalogue accompanies the film, featuring Suki Chan's production diary and essays by Gareth Evans and Brian Dillon.
Book design by Carl Stratton: carlstratton.co.uk/