Andrew Kotting's deliriously eccentric film is a touching portrait of his daughter, Eden, as a young woman in their tumbledown Pyrenean farmhouse. Last seen in Gallivant (1996) as a plucky kid touring the coastline of Britain with her Big Granny, Eden, now 23, is here shown painting still lifes and singing along to the radio as the seasons ebb and flow around her. Reminiscent of Stan Brakhage's Dog Star Man (1964) this lo-fi marvel features music by Scanner's Robin Rimbaud and a range of voices from the Kottings' sound archive to explore notions of nostalgia, memory and place.
Mapping Perception (2002, 37 mins): the result of a four-year collaboration between Giles Lane, curator and producer, Andrew Kotting and Mark Lythgoe, a neurophysiologist at the Institute of Child Health, London with the participation of Eden Kotting
An History of Civilisation (2011, 7 mins): against a skyline dominated by London's Canary Wharf, we observe a May Bank Holiday funfair in Southwark Park during which all of humanity is present
Portrait of Eden (2011, 21 mins): portrait of Eden Kotting filmed and edited by Gideon Koppel (sleep furiously) in October 2010
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