Caught by the River

Mirror Lands

9th March 2014

Mirror Lands (Trailer 1) A Mark Lyken | Emma Dove Film from Soft Error on Vimeo.

I caught up with Chris Watson on Friday to talk about his ideas for Port Eliot and another event we have planned later in the year. He’d just got back from Glasgow where he’d been a guest speaker at the launch of the the Mirror Lands film and installation at the CAA. I told him that I didn’t know what Mirror Lands was and he sent me this link. It’s finished now in Glasgow but is due to appear again at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on 13 March.

Mirror Lands (Trailer 2) A Mark Lyken | Emma Dove Film from Emma Dove on Vimeo.

Still but full of movement; quiet but full of sound; nothing is quite as it seems…
The Mirror Lands that Mark Lyken and Emma Dove reveal are contradictory and mysterious.

Mirror Lands is a captivating portrait of The Black Isle –
an ever-changing peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland supporting a delicate balance between nature, industry and rural life.

Contrasting local voices intermingle, rising and falling across lingering shots of land, sea and air, sharing personal memories, feelings and experiences of this curious place. Sounds of the natural and man-made world are woven together with Lyken and Dove’s original score creating a unique audio visual experience that explores the complex relationships between people and place.