Natural Vision (Part of the trilogy ‘A Natural Vision’)
16mm black & white or HD transfer, 3'
Lucy Harris, 2011/2015
Sound: Sybella Perry
Natural Vision is a study in perspective – comparing obscured landscapes of mist, clouds and light with constructed landscapes of rocks, parsley and paper. It is inspired by Degas’ use of tissue models for clouds, Constable’s trees of broccoli and the rocks and stones used to depict mountain landscapes in Italian Renaissance painting.
The film gives an altered vision of landscape with its continued inquiry into perspective and how landscapes are creatively perceived, constructed and altered through the medium of 16mm film via illusion, framing and exposure.
The sound for Natural Vision is composed of field recordings and birdsong, with music from found reel-to-reel tapes. It responds to the film’s romantic imagery and the pursuit of the landscape painter, in their attempt to replicate a natural scene through the use of improvised objects.
Natural Vision was installed with the other two films of the trilogy A Natural Vision as part of A Murmuration (2015) at ONCA gallery, Brighton in a modified silent version.