All Videos Tagged fitzgerald (CultureFutures) - CultureFutures 2019-08-23T22:18:55Z http://culturefutures.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=fitzgerald&rss=yes&xn_auth=no transformation tag:culturefutures.ning.com,2011-10-05:4413240:Video:3016 2011-10-05T08:09:50.636Z Cathy Fitzgerald http://culturefutures.ning.com/profile/CathyFitzgerald <a href="http://culturefutures.ning.com/video/transformation"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="138" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2512444312?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=138" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>a bird describes its forest<br></br> <br></br> the bird lives in a small conifer plantation that is being transformed to a mixed species, permanent forest<br></br> <br></br> foresters have created light gaps and the new tiny forest of mixed species is beginning to grow amongst the shelter of the conifers - monoculture tree plantations can be transformed to vibrant healthy forests if we follow nature's… <a href="http://culturefutures.ning.com/video/transformation"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2512444312?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=138" width="240" height="138" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />a bird describes its forest<br /> <br /> the bird lives in a small conifer plantation that is being transformed to a mixed species, permanent forest<br /> <br /> foresters have created light gaps and the new tiny forest of mixed species is beginning to grow amongst the shelter of the conifers - monoculture tree plantations can be transformed to vibrant healthy forests if we follow nature's own dynamics<br /> <br /> more info at <a href="http://www.ecoartfilm.com">www.ecoartfilm.com</a><br /> <br /> artist filmmaker Cathy Fitzgerald's work is informed by her conversations with leading international foresters who promote new close-to-nature continuous cover permanent forestry <a href="http://www.prosilvaeurope.ning.com">www.prosilvaeurope.ning.com</a><br /> <br /> her small 2 acre 25 yr old woodland 'hollywood' is the smallest close-to-nature continuous cover forest in ireland<br /> <br /> initial thoughts about this work -  it quietly references and is narrated by a bird’s song that threads through the piece. As a result a more non-human perspective of a forest is given and the information about how the forest transforms itself is presented in a less didactic, more visually/aurally poetic way.<br /> <br /> The idea came from a previous sketch 'forest description in 60 sec', where I had been using a high powered rifle mic to capture birdsong in the forest… and i realised i could use how birds describe their territory as a metaphor for telling us about the forest and its transformation -  wonder if it subtle enough?