16mm film, running time tbc, colour and b&w, sound, 2022 (in production)
'this is a song about privilege & constraint'
A contrapuntal film about a white snake, a red Duchess and a golden boy spanning eight centuries and starting in a cave.
Working between the lines of experimental documentary, the observational camera and fictionalised reenactment, at the core of this work are the stories of Neish de Ramsay, a 13th century wizard who was said to have cured king Alexander II of Scotland using a potion from a white snake; Katherine Atholl a trailblazing female MP in the early 20th century who fell out of politics because she vocally opposed fascism; and David Ramsay, a polymath prankster whose life was terminated abruptly during action in World War II. Created in collaboration with Alexander Hetherington, Luke Fowler, Nina Le Galliard Lopez, Annie Crabtree, Bebe Geen, Rudi Zygadlo, Mark Thomson and the Ramsay family.
Upcoming screening at Camden Arts Centre and exhibition at Generator Projects. Funded by Creative Scotland and Hope Scott Trust.