In the past, the gift of receiving visual or aural signs from the future was handed down from generation to generation on the Outer Hebrides islands off the Scottish coast. Between 2017 and 2019, Canadian artist Joshua Bonnetta set about exploring their landscapes and collecting the oral history of this visionary gift. This work of ethnographic collection creates a sensorial world populated by ghosts: stories of engulfed villages, beached whales, drowned horses, Gaelic songs, and voices carrying messages of personal or community events.
“Visions du Réel” International Film Festival – Original Music Award, 2020
Artist and filmmaker working with sound and moving image across installation, performance, and cinema exhibition. His film works are sound forward; approaching cinematic sound design as an extension of Musique concrète, and cinematography as its visual notation. His films have been shown at various festivals, museums, and galleries internationally. He is an Associate Professor in the department of Cinema, Photography & Media Art at Ithaca College.
El Mar la Mar, 2017
Remanence I – (Lost, Lost, Lost), 2013
American Colour, 2011
Director: Joshua Bonnetta
Screenplay: Joshua Bonnetta
Cinematography: Joshua Bonnetta
Editing: Joshua Bonnetta
Sound: Joshua Bonnetta
Music: Joshua Bonnetta
Producer: Joshua Bonnetta
Production: Canada Council for the Arts
Canada, UK, 2020, 90 min.