I am a film maker based in the Scottish Borders, with a particular interest in experimental film and artists’ moving image. In my work I am drawn to the idea of challenging traditional notions of sublime beauty in landscape by focussing on its unloved corners. My work is also informed by the notion of presenting traditional narratives through nonrepresentational forms of visual and sonic abstraction – psychologising the image, while challenging traditional viewer perceptions of what story is and might be. The juxtaposition of representing sounds traditionally associated with rural landscapes with vintage synthesizer emulators is of particular interest. At the heart of my work is an ongoing curiosity of what lies beyond the hills, trees and fields of the Borders countryside and I am inspired by the idea that exciting things can be discovered at the end of an overgrown path, beyond a locked gate, or in an abandoned place.
Experimental film and installation artist Jason Moyes lives and works in rural Scotland and has been exploring the moving image since 2007. His work has been shown in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia. He is a founding member of the Moving Image Makers Collective and presents the experimental film podcast Into the Mothlight.