1. Tir Sir Gâr

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  2. Gan/by
    Marc Rees; Roger Williams

    Gyda/with
    Rhian Morgan; Dewi Rhys Williams; Catherine Ayers; Siôn Ifan; Gwydion Rhys; Lucy Hannah; Craig Walkley

    Artistiaid / Artists
    Simon Clode; Carwyn Evans; Rabab Ghazoul; Eddie Ladd; Melville Mitchell; Simon Whitehead

    Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

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  3. I’ve worked with Interdisciplinary artist Marc Rees on a few projects now I always enjoy the humour and style he brings to his work. This film is one of seven installation films I created with Mark and looks at the theme of Architecture in agriculture through a series of rural vignette’s. These films for theatre and installation are one of my favourite types of Art Film to make. There are several considerations to think about when making such a film, such as how will it be displayed, where will it be displayed, what action happens before and after the viewing of the installation, how does it fit into the story and will it have a life after the show?

    The star of the show, other than Marc Rees is the Dutch barn which can be seen in all of it’s splendour and variety amongst the Carmarthenshire landscape, almost every farm has one. This barn is the most abundant and important agricultural building to be found, and this film reflects through a series of portraits the different types and uses of this architectural gem.

    This video was Produced on a windy day in February, we were guided around these lovely farms by Catrin from the Welsh Farmers Union. fuw.org.uk/home.html, without whom we would have ended up being very lost indeed. At each site we looked inside the barns for an item for Marc to hold, this would represent the variety of use’s the barns have. The fact that lots of these barns have open fronts also allowed us to compose the shot to allow us to have a peek inside the barn. We were also very fortunate to have a co-star in one of the portraits called Jet, a very intelligent and obedient Border collie. I feel he add’s an important addition to the rural landscape as these hill farms would find life very difficult without the working dog. Each location offered a different view of the landscape and use of these barns and I hope it creates a broader vision of the importance of these barns.

    The colour treatment was important in this film as it always is in every film. The mood of this piece is affected more by the colour treatment than normal, this is due to the absence of a musical score. We chose to create a supersaturated look and pushed the colours to create this vivid feel and punch out the beauty in the textures present. The film is rounded of with each new scene being punctuated by Marc’s voice simple counting out the number of barns in Welsh, which is a perfect way of rounding off this vision as Welsh is the language or rural Carmarthenshire.

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  4. Acclaimed Welsh performer and choreographer Eddie Ladd grew up on a farm. Her work draws heavily on her rich Welsh cultural heritage and for Tir Sir Gâr she will respond to the theme of Land through enacting a traditional baptism within the landscape.

    Poor Eddie, I think I dunked her 6 times in the freezing water and each time she had to get out and sing!! Saying that Eddie was the lucky one, she got to leave the water during the shot, the Minister had to stay put for most of the filming and must have been freezing by the end; although he didn’t show it.

    Like all of the films we shot for Tir Sir Gâr we didn’t have a great deal of time to shoot. I think we completed this film in 4 hours which included a crane shot, rapidly changing light conditions and a visit from Llanpumsaint primary school.

    We have been incredibly lucky with the help we received from the local community, and for this shoot I can’t thank everyone enough for the amazing access we were granted to the Ffynnon Henry Chapel

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  5. This was one of 6 films I made in Collaboration with different Artists for Tir Sir Gâr.

    Tir Sir Gâr is a unique event that offers an alternative contemporary rural vision. It will integrate two sites in Carmarthen – the county museum in Abergwili and St Peter’s Civic Hall in the centre of town.

    For this Film I collaborated with Artist duo Melville Mitchell. Their high impact performances explore themes of machismo and camaraderie. This piece responded to Labour and Machinery and is inspired by Borrowed Pastures, a 1960’s documentary narrated by Richara Burton about two exiled Polish soldiers struggling to survive on a derelict Carmarthenshire farm and their attempt to tame the stubborn land that surrounded them.

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Tir Sir Gâr

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This Channel is dedicated to Tir Sir Gâr and associated films.

A Rural Vision

By Marc Rees & Roger Williams

A family is forced to decide the future of their farm following the sudden illness of the father. Will one of his children step forward…


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This Channel is dedicated to Tir Sir Gâr and associated films.

A Rural Vision

By Marc Rees & Roger Williams

A family is forced to decide the future of their farm following the sudden illness of the father. Will one of his children step forward to keep the family tradition alive? What is the relationship of the younger generation with the land? What is lost when people stop farming and leave the countryside?

Tir Sir Gâr is a unique event that offers an alternative contemporary rural vision. It will integrate two sites in Carmarthen – the county museum in Abergwili and St Peter’s Civic Hall in the centre of town.

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