Glass Meet The Future International Film FestivaL | 03 JULY – 17 JULY 2020

Emily Coulson “Time & Tea”

GLASS MEET THE FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 | NORTH LANDS CREATIVE | 03 JULY - 17 JULY 2020

synopsis

CATEGORY : experimental

The film investigates, through the portrayed actions and its internal aesthetic, including black and white visuality, different manifestations of felt temporality. Time viscerally encapsulated in the dehiscence and ultimate decay of teabags which are themselves the materialisation of time spent. That crystallisation of time within a mundane object progresses into the malleable transparency of crystal-clear glass mouthblown over time. In that act of glassblowing is an encapsulation, after first capturing, of the elusive yet fluent and forceful progression of the elemental physicality of time.

 

Time: ‘the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.’ (Dictionary, n.d.) The Oxford Dictionary

 

Artist: Emily Coulson

 

Hot Glass Gaffer: James Maskrey

 

Camera Operation: Glenn Robertson, Stephen Watson and John Scratcher.

 

Music by Andreas Poupazis

 

ARTIST BIO
EMILY COULSON

Born in 1969 to eccentric parents and growing up in a large Georgian property in rural Lincolnshire has informed my creativity and artistic practice. My work explores my childhood, background and it investigates my journey and struggles using objects which resonate with me, tea was drank from an early age… we always drank tea and so there was always a teabag stack growing by the kettle. Over the years drinking tea, and usually carrying a hot water bottle has been a great source of support throughout many situations, good, bad, hot or cold.

 

I work in a variety of media to explore the themes around my environment, childhood and memory. Immortalising things which have a resonance to me, I also explore the relationship between these objects and materials, combining materiality and assemblage to build a visual language within these connections. Having achieved a BA honours in glass and ceramics from Sunderland University, where I focused on glass blowing and architectural glass, I recently returned to study and during this time I had the privilege of working with some incredible people who gave me the opportunity to work in new ways, such as film.

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