17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

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9 – 12 September 2021

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Enceindre

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17 September – 11 October, 2020

A study in film and sound of two 16th century fortified cities: Berwick in the North East of England and Pamplona in the Navarre region of the North of Spain.

Enceindre is a 2018 Festival commission and first collaboration between artist-filmmaker Luke Fowler and sound recordist Chris Watson.

The commission is supported by LUMA Foundation, OUTSET Scotland and Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council

In this Programme:

Enceindre

(Luke Fowler, 2018, 30 mins)

Enceindre

A study in film and sound of two 16th century fortified cities: Berwick in the North East of England and Pamplona in the Navarre region of the North of Spain.

Enceindre is a 2018 Festival commission and first collaboration between artist-filmmaker Luke Fowler and sound recordist Chris Watson.

The commission is supported by LUMA Foundation, OUTSET Scotland and Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council

Luke Fowler (b. 1978, Glasgow) is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. His work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary filmmaking, and has often been compared to the British Free Cinema of the 1950s. Working with archival footage, photography and sound, Fowler’s filmic montages create portraits of intriguing, counter cultural figures, including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing and English composer Cornelius Cardew.

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and for Touch he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. The unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic example of, in Watson’s words, putting a microphone where you can’t put your ears. He was born in Sheffield and in 1971 became a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance recordist for film, tv & radio, Chris Watson specialises in natural history and documentary location sound together with track assembly and sound design in post production.

Filmography

Electro-Pythagoras (a portrait of Martin Bartlett) (2017), Country Grammar (with Sue Tompkins) (2017), For Christian (2016), Depositions (2014), To The Editor Of Amateur Photographer (with Mark Fell, 2014), The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott (2012), All Divided Selves (2011), A Grammar for Listening, Parts 1–3 (2009), David (2009), Anna (2009), Lester (2009), Helen (2009), George (2008), Bogman Palmjaguar (2008), An Abbeyview Film (2008), Paddington Collaboration (2007), Pilgrimage from Scattered Points (2006), The Way Out (2003), What You See is Where You’re At (2001)

Luke Fowler’s Bogman Palmjaguar was screened in BFMAF 2016 

Director

Luke Fowler

Production Countries

Spain United Kingdom

Production Year

2018

Duration

30 mins

PODCAST — Episode , recorded

To celebrate the opening of the 16th Berwick Film & Media Arts  Festival, BAFTA-winning sound recordist Chris Watson reimagined the recordings made for Luke Fowler’s film Enceindre which premiered in Berwick in 2018.