Beacons is an immersive animated film that aims to submerse the viewer in the landscape of the Welsh uplands. Maisie’s interest in 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 overglamourised 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.
Watch the 360 film here, best viewed on a smartphone, can be viewed with a cardboard headset. May take a few seconds to buffer.