Employing methodologies associated with ethnographic filmmaking, documentary photography and soundscaping, the project explores ways of evoking the lived experiences and perspectives of the region. The project addresses various aspects of community, identity and belonging in contemporary Welsh agriculture and rural life.
Siôn is working closely with communities at Partrishow, Forest Coal Pit, Waun Fach and Abergavenny to create a series of vignettes that draw on the mundane, surreal and poetic aspects to living in the Black Mountains.
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This phase of the research will culminate in film screenings in the Black Mountains and Cardiff.
Saturday 27 April - Llangenny Village Hall, Llangenny, NP8 1HA
Saturday 4 May - Sull, Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2HQ
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Siôn Marshall-Waters is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in South Wales. A recent graduate from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, his projects explore people's relationship with place; how notions of place are…
Skyline is a feasibility project initiated by The Green Valleys (Wales) CIC into the potential for large scale community transfer of public land in the South Wales Valleys to act as a catalyst for regeneration.
In summer 2018, Peak was commissioned by Skyline to consult with communities in Treherbert RCT as a significant case study. Working with artist and producer Melissa Appleton and innovative social enterprise Welcome to Our Woods based in Treherbert, Peak worked with local people of all ages to develop a ‘Festival of Ideas’ event for October half term.
The aim of the feasibility work was to engage people…