Beacons

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Bea­cons is a Vir­tual Real­ity film that aims to immerse the viewer in the land­scape of the Welsh uplands. Maisie’s inter­est in the the dis­course around the com­plex and mul­ti­fac­eted Rewil­d­ing move­ment sparked the cre­ation of this project. Rewil­d­ing is often seen as being rad­i­cal and con­tro­ver­sial on the one hand and over-glamorised on the other, with calls for the rein­tro­duc­tion of wolves, wild boar, beaver and lynx fre­quently mak­ing the headlines.This word­less, looped nar­ra­tive prompts us to recon­sider both our own­er­ship of and rela­tion­ship to the Bre­con Bea­cons; a ter­ri­tory that has been tamed for human need. The ani­ma­tion demon­strates how ecosys­tems are linked and asks us to rethink our rela­tion­ship with these ecosys­tems by becom­ing stew­ards of this land­scape and liv­ing in har­mony with it.

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