An experimental film reflecting on my relationship with the sea, horizon, and sky – my three constants within the marine environment – using film and photographs shot during my journeys onboard a cargo ship, a tall ship and a yacht in the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Sailing over eleven thousand miles, there are few visual references. The passage of time is slow; the constant motion is disorientating and exhausting. Changing light registers each day; at night, the stars are as abundant as I have ever seen them. I discover the remoteness and connectedness of each location – pristine environments broken by our presence – and consider the relationships between consumer culture, personal identity and environmental change.
Director, Camera, Edit, Sound: Hannah Scott
Special thanks: Ash Goh Hua
Filmed on location in: the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans
Thanks to: The Arctic Circle Residency Autumn 2017, CMA CGM Kerguelen Autumn 2018, SV Intrepid Summer 2019
Screenings / Installations
Photo Fringe OPEN20 Moving Image 3-31 October 2020. A showcase of short moving image works from ten artists selected from an international open call. Answering the Photo Fringe 2020 festival’s call to action, each piece offers a different response to the question “How can photography make a difference?”
On Ancient Earth 27 September to 4 October 2020. Exhibition at The Earth Sanctuary in Central Australia. Film projection onto a shipping container located in the desert, 1,500 kilometres from the ocean.