Sunset Reports – A film that describes a entire sunset for the visually impaired, telling the story of building a vocabulary to describe the indescribable (such as colour, such as beauty, such as love, such as grief) and that makes access inherent in the work from the outset: that creates, not translates. Made as part of Juliana Capes Barbican Artworks Fellowship and shown at Fruitmarket Gallery February 2019.
In it’s simplest sense Sunset Reports describes the experience of viewing a sunset and explore how to share access to this commonplace magic. On other levels it will operates on the cusp of personal and universal to develop the vocabularies used in the descriptions. It slows down the process of looking and encourage viewer participation in film. It also delves into the richness of the act of describing for others, with it’s difficulties and subjectivities and the way it encourages conversation and collective sight.
Part of ongoing research into the emotional resonance of natural phenomena, this film considers the brokering of colour through language and looks for a new emotional vocabulary.
This film has been supported by The Fruitmarket Gallery, Creative Scotland and the Barbican Artworks Fellowship.