Acadiane Journeys

We have made several films in this series, which feature original music, poetry and special journeys in a Citroen van, some in France and some in the UK. Having let go one Acadiane van in France, when we returned to live in the UK, we have now acquired another one, from the same region of France as the first. So, our back projection screen fits our latest little Citroen van (roll on the exhibitions and festivals) and we have started with two new short films, to add to the others, here’s the series so far, with our most recent film first:

https://youtu.be/2LRkpZOtaBI Acadiane journeys Vega and Arcturus

https://youtu.be/KMqvHaJ8Qkk Acadiane Journeys (Bodmin Moor to Looe)

http://youtu.be/s7C8pIJorZw Acadiane journeys (Sunday in August)

http://youtu.be/FbF9z7KT9dU  Acadiane Journeys (Sunday in April)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DcHVLDC_Jc Acadiane Journeys(out of time)

Acadiane Journeys…

We have made several films in this series, which feature original music, poetry and special journeys in a Citroen van, some in France and some in the UK. Having let go one Acadiane van in France, when we returned to live in the UK, we have now acquired another one, from the same region of France as the first. So, our back projection screen fits our latest little Citroen van (roll on the exhibitions and festivals) and we have started with two new short films, to add to the others, here’s the series so far, with our most recent film first:

https://youtu.be/2LRkpZOtaBI Acadiane journeys Vega and Arcturus

https://youtu.be/KMqvHaJ8Qkk Acadiane Journeys (Bodmin Moor to Looe)

http://youtu.be/s7C8pIJorZw Acadiane journeys (Sunday in August)

http://youtu.be/FbF9z7KT9dU  Acadiane Journeys (Sunday in April)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DcHVLDC_Jc Acadiane Journeys(out of time)

Hannafore Triptych

Work on paper, based on sketches from last year and a recent visit to Hannafore by Looe (Acadiane Journeys Bodmin Moor to Looe)

Triptych, ink bloc on cyanotype prepared paper, Philip Bennetta September 2020

I prepared this Somerset paper for an edition of cyanotypes. Unfortunately, it became prematurely exposed to light and could not be used in the edition. However, I did not throw the thirty sheets of paper away and, after several experiments, decided to make some new work, based on sketches I have made. Here is Willow, my first experiment with the prepared paper and medium:

Willow
Willow (detail)
original sketch, using ink bloc on cartridge paper

Acadiane

We made a series of films whilst living in France entitled “Acadiane Journeys…” filmed from our Citroen Acadiane van, on journeys in France. All these films have original music and poetry, in English and/or French. We lived in France for eight years, had our studios there and were registered as Artiste Libre. Sadly, when we returned to live in the UK our little French van was sold and something larger purchased to help with the house move. Our van was originally registered in Charente Maritime (17) and today Daisy has returned, an Acadiane from the same region, via Wales! So, more films to come, here’s a link to an earlier one, made in France, when we were struggling with staying or returning to the UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DcHVLDC_Jc

and here is Daisy, just arrived today:

Daisy Acadiane
Daisy Acadiane, showing her roots

Killing of Crow

We had a quiet lock-down, exercising each day near our home, along with other walkers and cyclists, noticing how the birds, animals and wildlife, including escapee sheep, had also taken to our little no-through lane, leading to Siblyback Lake on Bodmin Moor. Then lock-down ended, traffic returned, and it became no longer safe on the lane and walkers stayed away. We find animal corpses most days…

This is our latest Poem by Post, entitled Killing of Crow

Cover of hand-sewn pamphlet
Title page
Artwork and poem
Copyright page and envelope