Looped single-screen film, sound, 4 min 15 sec, 2014
was shot on Super 8 filmed and recorded
on Fingal’s Cave.
Fingal’s Cave is a geological formation located on the island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of
Scotland. The cave was discovered by 18th-century naturalist Sir Joseph Banks in 1772 and has since been associated with several myths and with esoteric wisdom, which is at the core of Arancio' s research. Fingal’s Cave is also known as the “musical cave”. This is due to the peculiar, otherworldly sounds that can be heard inside it. These sounds, which are now readably explainable through practical geological and physical phenomena, together with the cave’s unusual appearance have been the source of inspiration for many past artistic expressions.
Through his film Arancio aims to juxtapose elements of past scientific investigations with mythological tales and esoteric studies. He wishes to combine these elements with some of his main set of interests that lay between the eschatological and the seductively beautiful, as well as the merging of myth and science.
Project generously supported by the Elephant Trust, London.