A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE
A FILMIC STUDY ON THE NATURE OF GRIEF
In these changing times, sorrow is something we have to learn to give to.
As a species - the layers we face are many.
A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE is a sequence of six short films to chart a spacious and rhythmic journey through the nature of grief in our times.
They carry intent to open out its language as an essential and natural part of the human experience. . . to dissolve taboo around its expression, so we can better understand its role in renewal.
Through the lens of DEEP TIME, the human form in motion against the achingly beautiful landscape of the Cornish coast casts a stark mirror to the intimate, yet forgotten connection between human and earth.
ROWAN JACQUELINE entwines solo performance with the land, poetry and music as each film works in isolation, yet together combine as a complete experience.
Here, the audience are invited to enter a process of exploration within a structure that hopes to create enough space between SLOW CINEMA and the rough hands of sorrow to find connection beyond isolation.
Written, performed and directed by Rowan Jacqueline, with creative facilitation from Henry McGrath and Rob Purday - A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE is intended to work as an experimental piece with potential to combine live inter-disciplinary performance at a later stage.
Produced by Spiderflower: Earth-Engaged Performance Research
Writing, Direction + Performance : Rowan Jacqueline
Performance for Snot (Stanza 3) + Sea (Stanza 4) : Nooshka Storm
Creative Facilitation : Henry McGrath + Rob Purday
Camera : Rowan Jacqueline
Camera for Detail : Henry McGrath
Threshold (Stanza 2) : High Speed Macro - 'Moths in Flight' - Linden Gledhill
Music : Rob Purday
Critique Circle: Maddy Morton, Bernadette Kearns + Sandra Falkeborn
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