A presentation by artist film-makers, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, about their recent explorations on foot and by kayak of the Laira, the upper tidal estuary of the
A presentation by artist film-makers, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, about their recent explorations on foot and by kayak of the Laira, the upper tidal estuary of the River Plym, on the south coast of Britain. Over the centuries, discharges from the tin mining and china clay works on nearby Dartmoor to the north have silted up the estuarine channel so it is now only navigable by small boats. From the early part of the 19th century, successive reclamation projects have reduced the width of the Laira, with embankments along the east and west sides of the estuary shore removing large tidal creeks at Lipson Lake, Tothill Bay and Chelson Creek, and the more recent creation of Blagdon’s Meadow, designated a Country Wildlife Site. We’ve been making work in the area around the Laira’s southern shoreline since 2004, using 16mm and 35mm film and digital technologies, and will reflect on the precarity of this zone of land, whose existence and habitats are threatened by encroaching tidal waters and the impacts of increased human activity.
We are eagerly anticipating the spring tide of 30 March 2021, and will include extracts from our short films in the talk.
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(Tuesday) 14:15 - 14:25(GMT+01:00) View in my time