Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices is an expanded film composed of interconnected elements: a 16mm film, sculpture, sound installation and manuscript. The work responds to the landscape around West Yorkshire listed as ‘waste’ in the Domesday survey of 1086. This idea of waste and its sculptural potential enters into conversation with the surpluses of writing and film; asides, footnotes, and the rejected matter produced through the editing process. The work has been commissioned by Art Licks and will be shown across three sites at Yorkshire Sculpture Park: the archive, Bothy Gallery and 18th century Camellia House, as part of a group exhibition in October 2017.


Image: Its soil was a plot (2017), production stills. Its soil was a plot is supported by the Stuart Croft Foundation, Moving Image Award 2017, with additional support from Arts Council England and the Ampersand Foundation. The preceding two week residency was funded by Jerwood Foundation.