Novae Insula, meaning new island, is one of the results of a collaborative project by Bea Wilson and Roisin Dunnett. The premise of the film is to portray a future scenario where the climate and geography of the world has changed. The narrative and the footage were both created whilst exploring real landscapes in Iceland, the Mediterranean and other locations. This film explores the function of fiction, in particular science fiction, as a way of presenting potential or plausible futures.
It is narrated by Adrian Holmes and includes William Baskinski's 'disintegration loops' constructed from rapidly decaying twenty-year-old tapes that echoe the feeling of archival film in the story.
In a timeless future, the world’s climate and geography has changed dramatically. The discovery of an archival film documenting an island from earth’s past inspires a voyage in search of what might remain. Undertaken by a member of an Institute set up to document lost and surviving land, his journey takes the explorer through fantastic, mercurial country, which he struggles to prove was once part of his lost island.