Strange Natures: Common Place

Common Place, a film by Andy Thatcher, is a hauntological exploration of access and climate crisis at a common in Devon.

Common Place was filmed as part of a series of explorations around the Pebblebed Heaths National Nature Reserve in East Devon.

Andy writes:

I spent the month around the solstice 2023 filming in the golden light and gloaming to capture the strangeness of this beautiful place and to explore the complex, contradictory, and occasionally unsettling histories to be found there.

To find out more about Andy and his work, visit his website.

This article is part of our season on Strange Natures.

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