a film about Kurt Schwitters
Thank God its coming together at last. In fact I am very pleased with the way the editing is going. So much so that I decided to have a few days off and have a couple of friends from London to stay. We had a great time, ate loads of food and I took them for a walk up Loughrigg Fell which seems to be my default walk at the moment. Its totally Schwitters’ fell and I like just repeating the same walk - noticing changes and differences in the light, the vegetation and the wildlife. The bats in the cave where he went for picnics with Wantee were nowhere to be seen this time (are they still in hibernation?). The weather is getting positively warm now.
Just went to visit Nick Rogers - the curator I am working with at Abbot Hall Gallery in Kendal. We did a technical try out in the room I am showing the film. It looks great. Very happy. Nick lives in Cumbria and is a keen walker, so its great to talk to him about that side of my project. He’s also a musician. Looks like the show there will open on the 15th September.
Getting to know the neighbourhood here in Dacre. Went for a walk on the Dalemain estate and saw these moles on a fence. Creepy.
(I’m told afterwards by the gardener here that a mole catcher is paid by the number of animals they kill and they always line them up like this to prove how many they have nobbled.)