Chimera is a representation of one of Britain’s decommissioned power stations, an ‘edgeland’ site that has become a source for the enigmatic imagery by JD Haigh. Edgelands are those places of industrial spoil on the periphery of our towns and cities that would rather be forgotten or hidden away from the conventional view. In chimera the silent, hyperbolic towers are omnipresent, as if waiting for their imminent doom. The fixed frame captures a magical moment in time, revealing the hundreds of birds gliding and floating in the air as if conducting the layers of piano and synthesiser for the haunting soundtrack Ode. Chimera is reflective and open to interpretation. As a film, it has become a memorial to these vanishing sites, a monument to rare combinations; where human industry could sometimes dance with the untamed. The passing of time will make Chimera become like the mythical beast of its namesake; the fire breathing giant that once lived in the edgelands- a land that was marginal and despised by many and now seen only on the screen as an artwork that exploits the aesthetics of the cinematic.