Zillah Bowes is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist who frequently explores the relationship between the individual and the natural environment. Using lens-based media, poetry, installation and sculpture, Bowes’ work often represents “a spiritual enquiry around climate change.” The photographic series Green Dark is set in an upland area of Mid Wales sustaining a historic community. Their open hill farming practices root these people to their ancestors and provide a sense of belonging across multiple generations. Moonlight offers a space – neither darkness nor light – for Bowes to examine the people and the land in an uncertain future.
Image: Zillah Bowes, Elinor ‘Rhiwnant’ and Alice (portrait in moonlight). From Green Dark, (2020). C-type print. 62cm x 87cm x 4cm.