Harridge Wood, on the North Mendip Hills in Somerset, is somewhere I have walked for the last 30 years and know well. It has many histories embedded in its earth. The work I’ve made seeks to evoke something of Frances Allen, a woman who once lived in the woods with her family in the game-keeper’s cottage, and my sense of the place as it is now – a place shared with the many people who have travelled through, and worked, played and loved in these woods.
Using iMovie editing programme, I layered GoPro footage, photographs taken on phone and SLR camera, with drawings and writing made during the walk through the woods. 6mins,13sec
‘Place is what grounds us and holds us close to the earth’. Julian Hoffman
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Janette Kerr is a visual artist. Her work involves historical and science-based research, reflecting an interest in location, memory and materiality. Kerr is not somebody who makes meticulous studies of landscape; beyond mere topography, with a nod towards Northern Romantic traditions in landscape painting, her practice is contemporary and experimental. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. She has worked on residencies in the UK, S. Ireland, Norway, and the High Arctic. She has a strong track record of initiating/working collaboratively, most recently Confusing Shadow with Substance, a film & sound installation, and Stenness Sound Walk in Shetland.