‘At the Fate of the Tidal Mouth’, ‘Driftline’ & ‘RAVEN/GLASS’ – 27-28/08/22

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'At the Fate of the Tidal Mouth', 'RAVEN/GLASS' & 'Driftline'

Sat 27th & Sun 28th August

Muncaster Castle / Krankenhaus

10:00 – 16:00

'At the Fate of the Tidal Mouth',
'RAVEN/GLASS' & 'Driftline'
Sat 27th & Sun 28th August
Muncaster Castle / Krankenhaus

10:00 – 16:00, free with visitor or festival ticket

RE Drift and FoN present audiovisual works drawing upon the Cumbrian Coastal landscape as part of the second Krankenhaus festival this bank holiday weekend.

Installed inside Muncaster Castle’s Old Dairy, RL Wilson and Laurence Campbell present At the Fate of the Tidal Mouth alongside Driftline by Tom James Scott and Laurence Campbell, plus 'RAVEN/GLASS' by RL Wilson. Entry is free with a festival pass / day ticket to Krankenhaus or visitor ticket to the castle. Check out the rest of the festival’s excellent lineup here.


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At The Fate Of The Tidal Mouth (2022) is an experimental sound and digital art collaboration.

The work explores and examines themes of wildlife, memory and time, whilst evoking the genius loci of an old warden's hut at Drigg Sand Dunes.

Drigg has the largest sand dune system in Cumbria and this installation is the result of a series of research studies and field trips to the area undertaken by artist/filmmakers R. L. Wilson and Laurence Campbell.

Inspired by and continuing the work of naturalists, scientists and artists who have previously explored the dunes, the centrepiece of this installation is an experimental film that documents fragments of natural happenings and examines the dislocated journeys of those who came before.

The camera roves in an unconscious, dream-like state, utilising obsolete digital formats to capture and assemble differing perception of time, while the guiding soundtrack delivers an ethereal sense of place and journey.

The exhibition is bolstered by various ephemera and found objects gathered by the artists during their research and encounters within the landscapes. The objects are curated to enhance the immersive experience of the visitor and summon a connective, emotional response to the cyclical lives specifically of humans, insects and migratory birds of the area.


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Driftline is a series of short films by Laurence Campbell and Tom James Scott. Shot on and around The Islands of Furness, the works exist somewhere between documentary, fiction and nature film.

Based on a series of conversations, location walks and sound recordings that took place in the autumn/winter of 2020, the films explore how the landscape and it’s people are shaped by water. Structures, objects, animals and humans haunt the coastlines of the Furness Peninsula, leaving behind decaying remnants of the past amidst an ever changing landscape subjected to frequent downpours of rain, rolling sea mists and ceaselessly shifting tides.

The work was filmed using a selection of handmade/adapted lenses built from scavenged glass in an attempt to imbue the images with a dreamlike quality, reflecting the artists’ shared sense of loneliness and isolation when traversing the various locations featured in the films. After having gathered many hours of footage and sound, the material was instinctively edited and refined into a series of experimental shorts exploring impermanence, separation and loss.

Photography and editing: Laurence Campbell
Sound recording: Tom James Scott and Laurence Campbell
Music: Tom James Scott
Words: Laurence Campbell and Tom James Scott
Voice: Nina Bosnic


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Co-funded by the Creative European Union
Arts Council