Wales, UK / Duration 2m 48s / 2010
Re-Tolled is a moving image piece produced in response to a large supermarket development in Cardigan, developing themes touched upon in earlier work it draws upon the imagery of the Mari Llwyd and other Welsh folk ritual in an attempt to manifest the ‘spirit’ of the land. As trees are felled and the landscape altered, the reverberations are felt deep in the earth, disturbing creatures that are now only remembered in folk memory.
“My work is primarily concerned with ideas of ‘landscape’ (internal and external) and our increasingly politicised interaction with the ‘natural’ world. I use found objects and fragments of detritus to explore this relationship, manipulating these elements in a virtual space to create animated assemblages. These act as triggers for the viewer, sometimes suggestive of a wider narrative or the hidden processes at play behind the visible.”
Sean Vicary is an artist filmmaker currently based in West Wales, UK. He originally studied painting, graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic with a BA in Fine Art, but became increasingly seduced by the possibilities of working in time-based media. Initially working with Super 8 Film alongside his paintings he quickly embraced all things digital, acquiring the skills necessary to fully realise the forms he had been striving for in his painting practice. His work has been broadcast in the UK and exhibited worldwide.