Here is our short film made about Orford Ness Lighthouse that was sadly demolished this month. We made several visits to the lighthouse between 2012 and 2015, originally when it was still in use by Trinity House and later when it was owned by the Orford Lighthouse Trust.
Originally full of light from the prisms and navigation panes, it became darker as these were removed after it was decommissioned. At first I visited the lighthouse and made a series of paintings responding to the light. However I also had a series of photographs that I had made exploring the effects of the light and wanted to develop these further in a sequence in their own right. Stuart had been making work from the sound of objects including the nearby Languard Fort at Felixstowe, so it seemed a good idea to combine image and sound using the ambient sound and light found within the building between 2012 and 2015. The film was developed and screened at grove projects, Bury St Edmunds in 2015 as part of a week long artist residency there.
Ruth Philo and Stuart Bowditch at PASTURE.
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