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: Acadiane journeys Vega and Arcturus Acadiane Journeys (Bodmin Moor to Looe) Acadiane journeys (Sunday in August)  Acadiane Journeys (Sunday in April) Acadiane Journeys(out of time)



It seems a particularly poignant time to upload this latest video film-poem, in curved perspective.  Filmed in Dover in 2014, with a magical reading by Mathilde Azen in France, this collaborative project (2014 – 2018) traces the steps of an unseen woman on her journey from home to graveyard, to shore. Intermittent ambient sound combined with short periods of silence and lines of a poem, which appear as text in English and as a reading in French, add other layers. The recording of the poem in translation was made in France and the music recorded in Cornwall, in keeping with the spirit of the work. (See ARTISTSPRESS for details of publications)

We hope something in this film finds you…


This recent film, making the killick, documents some of the Wood & Stone project (see research section) and includes original music and poetry. There is also a back story on the You Tube site, here is the link to the short film:

 making the killick folk on a train making the sound of absence 2cv journeys Bluebells at St Anthony figure in bracken the missing shade of blue monday in july a faded song… elemental making light work bodmin killick killick mackerel tips moor-lands making winter moorings breakfast mor drouz sweet flowers the smallest thought the hannafore scoot speaking-minds the lowest tide islands(i) islands (ii) islands (iii) islands (iv) into blue response to place found the wardrobe cradle painting on water resurrection sea-notes link ladders from the sea ladders to the sea surfacing kangoo journeys (1) quay-notes  looe 1-6 quaysides rain making marks in water making the sound of absence the never silent strait sound of absence the place between acadiane journeys (Out of Time) enigmas vigil take my picture fare forward leaving days home by different ways notes in chalk shadowlines now winter’s here acadiane journeys (Sunday in April) Reflections on la Passerelle de Chabrot (April 2014) Dimanche d’avril leaving day (French version) trespassess feet in heterotopia drawing into chalk