Wyrd by David Spraggs

Wyrd by David Spraggs

“Wyrd” interweaves three histories and identities located in and around East Anglia. First, Reawald, the likely incumbent of Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon ship burial. Second, Emma Turner, the Edwardian ornithologist. Third, J. A. Baker, bird watcher and nature writer. The historical Anglo-Saxon word Wyrd (meaning personal destiny) is the ancestor word for the contemporary word Weird. Using Wyrd and Weird as lens, the work foregrounds sites of natural and historical significance to explore the creation of landscape and identity.

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HD Video / 03:00 min / 2016-2018

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