‘Vigil’ is an audio-visual installation exploring the presence that Strumble Head Lighthouse has on the surrounding landscape in Pembrokeshire. Its rotating beam can be seen for thirty miles. ‘Vigil’ explores how this rhythm has permeated the land for over 100 years, seeping into the psyche of its inhabitants.
The lighthouse is presented as a threshold place, situated between land/sea, day/night and human/animal. Using Strumble’s regulated light pattern as a guide for editing picture and sound, the film invites a quiet contemplation of the rhythms that influence our daily experiences, rituals and memories.
On the opening night, sonic collective GWRANDO performed a live sonic event that interacted with the installation.