Her Fanciful Digression
Single channel HD video 10 mins 54 secs, 2012.
'Her Fanciful Digression' imagines a meeting between 19th Century Irish feminist Anna Doyle Wheeler and English landscape painter John Constable. It is set in Hatfield Forest, formerly The Houblon Estate, in South East England. Two apprentice romantics dressed in period costume repeatedly walk through the vistas of the landscape as the film's voice over talks about the events that contribute to Constable and Wheeler's meeting. The film considers the aesthetics of romanticism within the context of cultural, political and economic changes of the time and the application of those aesthetics in film now.
Select play for film excerpt:
Installation view in group exhibition 'Not in the corners', Maria Stenfors, London, 2012.
Actors: Tom Leeper, Anthony Pinnick
Original Music Soundtrack: Dark Captain
Sound Recordist: Tim Spencer
Director of Photography: Suzie Lavelle
© Michelle Deignan 2012