Granfer, the history of the Lindisfarne Hut showing at Berwick 10th

05/08/2014

Granfer, the history of the Lindisfarne Hut showing at Berwick 10th

Shot just last weekend on location at the site of an artist-built stone hut (a.k.a. 'Shelter') on the north shore of Lindisfarne, 'Granfer', a new 16mm film to be premiered as part of the 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in September.

Conceived and directed by artists Adam Phillips and Sally Madge in collaboration with Ged Robinson (sound), Alexandra Hughes (camera), Michael Davies (acting, costume design and construction) and Ditte Goard (costume design and construction), this new work focuses on a mysterious creature leaving its home on the ancient coastal rocks of Lindisfarne to start an uncertain journey with an unknown purpose.

'Granfer' forms part of a wider project produced and curated by Sally Madge which has grown out of the rich and diverse history of the Lindisfarne hut. The programme of events also including site-responsive acoustic sculptures, an online museum, and an exhibition at Berwick Museum which runs alongside the Festival.

'Granfer' will be exhibited as an installation, 18 - 21 September, in Berwick’s Coxon’s Tower, which forms part of the town’s medieval fortifications on the town walls, and which looks out to sea – facing back to Lindisfarne where the mysterious creature's journey begins.

> Find out more on the Shelter Museum website