September 13th, 2022

Uncultivated, (2m 52s)
A tiny film looking at self-sowing plants and their ability to thrive in hostile environments. Not only do they survive, they are beautiful. Grasses, plantains and poppies on local walking routes push through hard barriers with quiet persistence. Uncultivated suggests that these plants exhibit qualities which could also be applied to people –such as being adaptable or opportunistic. The audio was recorded remotely by some of those close to me, similarly maintaining attitudes of getting on with it. It is a message of courage and power in small efforts, embracing parallels with creative and social struggles.
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