The last day of this year’s residency. Three weeks have flown by too quickly. This is the shortest time I have spent at the Ness of Brodgar but on the other hand it is my first time away from home since the first lockdown – which took a bit of courage to undertake.
Today saw the world premiere of my film about the residency, shown on site as a private preview for the archaeologists. The film is not yet available for public viewing but an earlier edit of work in progress is available on Vimeo
We had converted a small portacabin into a cinema, which held six socially distanced people.
The plush interior
The exterior of the cinema and the projection room
The archaeologists enjoyed the film while I sat on the steps and drew the view.
So next week I head back home to my studio, where I will be making a final edit of the film for broadcasting and beginning to develop new work from the material collected, not just over the past three weeks but unused material, like the oil paintings, made in previous seasons on site.
Until next year…