Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Hoping to go back and rewatch the documentary/ video installation Colony (2007) by Cinema Suitcase Colony at Western Front about the shoe factory (Bata shoe company) that I wrote about a good few weeks ago (p’haps 2 months). I am revisited by the idea of work and place being interdependent. The way that farming and fishing are. The recent family death prompts it. Considering how interdependent small farmers can be to drive cows and how they need neighbours to come out and help turn them. (Driving and turning the cows= farming vernacular, not poor english) These are changing relationships. There’s some mirroring tho’ in our relationship to technology (telecommuting: place and work co-exist, internet as railway line that brings us to work etc)

There’s one woman, who spoke in the piece from Scotland, she talked about the bell ringing calling them to work.

Show closes today, hope I can still nip in.

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