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From Fenland to dry land
A documentary film about two Cambridgeshire villages and the changes that have taken place in the fens during the lifetime of many villagers.
length: one hour
supported by: the European Union; the Arts Council and ADeC
A VIEW FROM THE CLOCKTOWER
This documentary film took about eight months to make with the aid of the inhabitants of a fenland village. This particular scene concerned the dedication of a newly planted apple orchard with its many distinctive varieties.
The film was partly funded by the Arts Council of England, the European Union, DEFRA (the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire).
Paris 2005; copyright © Arvon Wellen 2005; 2010; 2014
Performance 2007; copyright © Arvon Wellen 2007; 2010; 2014
youth dance 2008; copyright © Arvon Wellen 2010
youth dance 2010; copyright © Arvon Wellen 2010
Throughout his work, whether it is painting, printmaking or photography, Arvon explores human activity seeking out traces of existence within the whole of the environment, including beaches and the streets of towns and cities. He is interested in stories. There is a fascination both with the everyday and with the bizarre, which can often be the same thing. The remains of human activity left at the end of a hot summer's day and the flotsam and jetsam left after a winter storm are all part of the story. They tell us about human activity as well as the traces that have been worn and altered by time.
He has also an interest in the theatre, performance and in particular with dance. Here too there is a story being told, even if it is in terms of a sequence of events told through music and movement.