The Iceland version of the film made for the Mystery Film Experiment.
Enter the Earth - become trapped in the endless cycles of life and death, creation and destruction. Then look upwards and transcend. Then the cycle begins again.
Philip Clemo’s film explores intimate and expansive terrains in a dialogue with the contractions and expansions in Sigur Rós Fjögur Píanó.
1. Four Seconds to Midnight: If the estimated 4.5 billion years our planet has been in existence is equated to 24 hours, modern humans have been around for about 4 seconds. This film poses questions about our relationship with our home, and journeys from aerial terrains (shot from a gyro-stabilised rig on a helicopter) over Iceland to intimate macro worlds in southern England.
2. Wide-eyed: An observation on the different qualities and forms of light. And the wide-eyed qualities of childhood. Shot in northern Scotland and southern England.
3. Return: Shot in the Arctic Circle in northern Norway and in the UK, Return explores impermanence and transformation.