No Place Like (Flat) Holm
A journey through myth and magical landscapes
Lying in the Bristol Channel, just 3km off Lavernock Point (South Wales), is Flat Holm - Cardiff's own mystery island. Its shorelines are studded with secret caves, and its landscape hides stories of survival against all odds. It is a microcosm of Wales’ history. The buildings, remnants of military defenses and a former cholera isolation hospital, echo stories of loss, isolation and grief; a nation defending itself against invasion.
Now operating as a tourist attraction, bird sanctuary and Site of Special Scientific Interest it defends itself against the threat of climate change. Living off-grid and enduring the turn of the seasons across one year, join us as we follow the story of one woman whose experience of chronic pain ignites a love affair with the island. Isolated and yearning to be heard this is an intimate duet that gives voice to the invisible pain of body and earth.
Filmed experiments in landscape - Research and Development (2020)
“...the body is itself a kind of place—not a solid object but a terrain through which things pass, and in which they sometimes settle and sediment.”
(Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice)
(Wales Millenium Centre)
Royal Marine Veteran/Survival Specialist