Dates and Times
Thurs 08 to Sun 11 Sept
- 11.30am - 5.30pm
- Thurs - Sat
- 11.30 - 4pm
Kimberlin is a film by artist Duncan Whitley about the discovery of an underground cinema cavern on the Isle of Portland
Completed in 2019, with a 2022 cut to be premiered at this year’s festival. The film is about the discovery of an underground cinema cavern on the Isle of Portland. The uncanny discovery and subsequent breaking news begin to generate speculation amongst islanders as to who created the cavern and the cannisters of super-8mm film found within it. Kimberlin features a specially commissioned soundtrack by acclaimed composer Abul Mogard.
It appears we are under siege! On Portland the sea encroaches, landslips erode the island’s cliffs slowly but surely. Inland, the quarries that scar the landscape eventually grow over, interring dialect and song. The super-8mm films found in canisters inside the cinema cavern also bear scars: scratches and burns in the emulsion surface, in which are recorded images of Portland’s landscape and fauna.
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Field recordings of fog horns and the trilling of songbirds pass through the filters of Abul’s synthesiser, emerging as faint memories of place: echoes of in the digital future of an England now difficult to grasp. Where “quarry bells no longer ring, except in old men’s dreams”.
- Quotation from Cecil “Skylark” Durston