My current personal project, ‘An Orkney Tapestry’, contains individual works in progress that focus on Orkney culture, traditions and contemporary life. They are visual investigations, an inquiring look into the small details of an event. I’m interested in mixing the old with the new. They are very much sketches, from which I hope to create a larger, perhaps feature length project.

Spun

‘Spun’ was shot in 2008 and focusses on a sheep shearing contest at the Dounby Agricultural Show, with added footage from Hoy. Guide music is by Seth Lakeman and Andrey Vinogradov. Audio recording is Ethel Findlater recorded by Ernest Marwick, sometime between 1960 and 1975, and courtesy of the Orkney Library and Archive.

Filmed and Edited by Mark Jenkins      16:9 SD 5m 07s

Guide music

Seth Lakeman – Cape Clear

Andrey Vinogradov – Uzh I Ya Li Moloda, Tonkopriaditsa Byla

Words: Ethel Findlater interviewed by Ernest Marwick

The Horses


‘The Horses’ was shot in 2008 at the Festival of the Horse, St Margaret’s Hope, South Ronaldsay, and the Boys Ploughing Match, Sands ‘O Wright, South Ronaldsay. Guide music is by the Esbjorn Svensson Trio and Massive Attack. Audio recording of Tom Clouston by Ernest Marwick, sometime between 1960 and 1975, courtesy of Orkney Library and Archive.

Filmed and Edited by Mark Jenkins      16:9 SD 3m 43s

Guide music

Esbjorn Svensson Trio – Leucocyte IV, Ad Infinitum

Massive Attack – The Academy

Words: Tom Clouston interviewed by Ernest Marwick

Kangaroos

Acrobatics presentation at the Dounby Agricultural Show, Orkney, 2008, featuring The Kangaroos Gymnastics and Trampoline Display Team.

Guide Music:

Bajsa Arifovska – Daruvanje

Simple Lives

A meditation at the Brough of Deerness, Orkney, site of a 10th century chapel.

Guide music:

Ryan Coburn – School of Sorcery

Sessions

The Strathspey and Reel Society playing in the courtyard of The Pier Arts Centre during Stromness Shopping Week 2008.

Piping in the Queen


4m 11s  Stromness Shopping Week 2008.

The arrival of the Shopping Week Queen. Featuring the Towie And District Pipe Band.

Music: Frozen Star by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)


Sketches

Drawing and Pavement Art Competition, Stromness Shopping Week 2008

Guide music – Curtains Aside – Tord Gustaven Trio

3m 56s Drawing Competition, Stromness Shopping Week 2008

Sixty Seconds


1m 36s Doughnut Eating Competition, Stromness Shopping Week 2008

Guide music – Beach 26 by Tango Siempre.

A Yard And Four


5m 08s Yard of Ale Competition, Stromness Shopping Week 2008

Jarl Squad

Jarl Squad from Scalloway visit Stromness Shopping Week 2008.

Guide Music: Massive Attack – Two Rocks and a Cup of Water

Fishing

4m 58s Fishing Competition, Stromness Shopping Week 2008

The Race


3m 30s Three legged race, Stromness Shopping Week 2008

The Ba


10m 32s Traditional Kirkwall Handball Game 2007/2008


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