2010, 10 minutes 30 seconds, SD video

A video installation about a woman who fought for the environment, about the people who opposed her and burned down her place, and, ultimately about dementia–hers, the filmmaker’s and the greater dementia of a world that could not accept her. We are invited to sit before a wood stove and settle into a story that reveals itself slowly.  Imagine that one is having a fireside conversation with oneself, contemplating the sins of both book burning and poor writing; what happens to us as individuals when we lose the thread of our own storyline? How human it is indeed to discuss such things in the dark, by firelight.

cinematography, editor, story- Vanessa Renwick
score: Sam Coomes
online edit: Tim Scotten

Artists' Book edition in the Bronson Collection.