The Underside of Time
This 5-minute digital film is an evocation of the present as a future archaeological past. Only traces of human remain, in a landscape where geology, hydrology and meteorology prevail. Rocks, water and weather dominate a lush environment where previously overlooked species abound – snails and spiders in particular. Viewers are invited on a journey through time and across space, to ponder the legacy of their current actions, and to imagine the world once they have gone.
Laura Denning was commissioned as part of The Arts Institute Covid-19 art fund, launched in June 2020, which invited artists to respond to the provocation ‘Everything has changed. Nothing has changed. Change is coming’. The series features five different art-forms and supports artists working in the South West, UK. Laura Denning was selected to represent the Film category.