Dark Water To Pennine

  • Katie Fiore

Dark Water to Pennine is a multi-channel video & super-8 installation that documents a fracking site in Lancashire and the surrounding landscape, as an attempt to listen to the spreading of environmental toxicity & sound of the ecological crisis. Dark Water to Pennine acts as an ecological protest film, a mourning song & a proposal for different ways of thinking. Outlining the trace of a journey, the piece uses fragmentary text, documentary, sound & celluloid film processes, travelling like the echoes of the drill from the fracking site in Blackpool to nearby Pendle Hill - a ‘magical’ hill with a radical history, made from layers of ancient carboniferous rocks. Dark Water to Pennine weaves together a swan song for the 'delayed present', seeking time-shifting as a kind of magical protest, that is real & happening around us all the time.