‘Illuminations’ created by Rachael Mellors and Pete Hudson is selected for Photo Fringe OPEN20 MOVING IMAGE

Photo Fringe OPEN20 Moving Image is a showcase of short moving image works from ten artists selected from an international open call.

Answering the festival’s call to action, each piece offers a different response to the question “How can photography make a difference?”

‘lluminations documents Rachael Mellors’ discovery of photography as an artistic medium while making hand formed sculptures at dawn on a shoreline in Greece, using clay fallen from the eroding cliffs.
After photographing the sunrise she turned and saw her shadow body imprinted on the cliff infused with colours, soils and shells, and experienced a flash of unity, relationship, her shadow embodying the cliff. The images evoke a sense of the wonder and mystery present in the natural world. Looking beneath the veneer of normality can become a catalyst for changing underlying perceptions and values about our relationship with the Earth, finding appreciation, and bringing an awareness of the interrelatedness of all life .
Pete Hudson made a video record of her process during 2019 which is the source of the content. He recorded the audio and edited the digital and moving images. The concept, design and script are a collaboration.