HD video, 14 minutes,
commissioned and produced by The Arts Catalyst
first exhibited in Interspecies, A Foundation, Shoreditch, London, October 2009
Three Short Films on Hawks and Men was filmed in Northumberland, a particularly wild part of England, near the border with Scotland. Fell, follows three men and their hawks as they hunt on the fell. ‘Fell’ has many meanings—mountain, skin, piercing, deadly. His Brilliant Eye is a quote from The Peregrine by J.A. Baker, in which the author obsessively pursues peregrine falcons, almost becoming one in the process. Here, the focus is the ‘focus’ and the tension and connection between bird, dog and hunter. Garden is a view of the hunter’s garden, his constructed natural habitat, home to his captive goshawks, peregrines and budgerigars.