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This short art film explores the alteration of relationships with each other and the land because of the pandemic – both forced separation and forced proximity. (Deora means tears in Gaelic). The work acts as a memory, capturing moments in time and reflecting our need for physical social interaction as well as physical space. Sound and poetry was created en plein air, starting with a group of women ‘wind singing’ during Storm Arwen on the Isle of Skye and ending with a composed score sung by a choir performing in the sea. The primary influence for the piece was author Isak Dinesen’s quote “The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, sea”.

Winner of ‘Most Promising International Artist’ at Nomad 2023: A Living Land, International Film Festival, held at the University of Central Asia in Kyrgystan.

Photography by Micah Stanbridge