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.
This phase of the research will culminate in film screenings in the Black Mountains and Cardiff in late Spring 2019.
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 constructed, experienced and how they shape one’s sense of self. https://sionmarshallwaters.com/
Siôn is currently being mentored by artist filmmaker Andrew Kötting. http://www.andrewkotting.com/
The project is supported by the Arts Council of Wales http://www.arts.wales/