On that fearful day, 2021
Digital film, 60 seconds
Music by Jocelyn Pook
Filmed on the morning of 31st March 2021, a year after the beginning of the first Lockdown, when 126,968 people had died of COVID in the UK.
Set to Jocelyn Pook's magical and haunting 'Libera me' and filmed in Abney Park Cemetery, one of Londons 7 great cemeteries and a place I spent hundreds of hours watching the seasons pass and taking refuge with my family over the past year.
I was sad, confused, anxious and angry when I shot this - the beginning of 2021 was dark and horrible. But it was quite restorative to edit and re find all the beauty of spring amongst the graves, not to mention the rainbows. This is my second film made with my #whatimlookingat mask, to follow 'Oh, Hollow' released at the end of last year.