The Callanish Sessions (working project title) is an experimental short documenting a journey Demian and myself took together to the Island of Lewis located in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
Our final destination was the ancient site of Callanish by the waters of Loch Roag on the island’s western edge.
Our intention was to spend a duration of time in the presence of the Callanish Standing Stones and to explore the immediate terrain circumferencing them.
Beyond our personal communion with the stones and landscape, we ventured to capture and record the experience through our preferred mediums of sound & image.
Our goal was to gather recorded material in order to create an experimental documentation of our exploration of the Callanish Stones and the island.
We hope to convey to the audience a sense of the islands remote and barren beauty or otherworldliness and the Stones mysterious and stoic presence.
We also intend to weave a sense of magic or the unknown throughout the piece.
Myself bringing a single Super 8mm film camera, various lenses, film stock and tripod.
Demian bringing an acoustic guitar and Zoom field-recording device.
As long-standing collaborators and close friends, Demian & I have worked together on multiple video instalments for his band and music project The Oscillation.
Our work has always inferred allusion to realms forgotten, places distant or abandoned, psychological zones in which to transcend from one perception to another.
The ‘Callanish Sessions’ will act as a forerunner or test bed project to promote our ideas and future wish to continue recording and documenting in this manner places of cultural significance in the UK and beyond.