as far as the eye can see a, a short video by Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway
open screening at The Metropole Galleries, The Leas, Folkestone on Saturday 15th September at 5pm. This screening is part of the Coastal Currents 2001 contemporary Visual Arts Festival

As far as the eye can see documents a journey to the Dungeness peninsula in search of information about the so-called Acoustic Mirrors, a forgotten acoustic defence experiment from between the two world wars, locally known as the "listening ears". The journey portrays a still and otherworldly place where everything, including time itself seems to dissolve into the vast surrounds of sky, sea and shingle. Fragments of research, recollections and the memories of people in the area tell the story of a unique, isolated place and of the slowly disintegrating sound mirrors.

The video was created during a residency with Shepway District Council. It has been sponsored by Shepway District Council and South East Arts as part of Year of the Artist.

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