Abigail Reynolds: The Mother’s Bones


Abigail Reynolds: The Mother’s Bones

Tuesday 1st November 2016 - Thursday 10th November 2016

The Mother’s Bones was filmed in Dean Quarry on the tip of the Lizard Peninsula with St Keverne brass band. The band (formed in 1896 from the quarry workforce) is intrinsically linked to the place.

In the film, shots of the band playing in the quarry are placed together with models of the seven crystal systems of mineral packing and microscope images of stone from the quarry. Music composed for the band by their band leader Gareth Churcher creates a sound-scape for a montage of filmic conventions, moving the viewer across vast scales of time and space. Drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Deucalion and Phyrra and Russell Hoban’s novel Riddley Walker, Reynolds represents the quarry through a mythic lens.

The Mother’s Bones is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It is produced in partnership with Plymouth Arts Centre and Kestle Barton. Abigail Reynolds lives in St Just, Cornwall. Reynolds was recently selected for the BMW Art Journey visiting the sites of 16 lost libraries on the Silk Road.

www.mothersbones.com www.abigailreynolds.com www.bmw-art-journey.com

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