FIELD RECORDINGS

explorations of
contemporary
anthropological cinema
and landscape film

Listening in the Dark

Maeve Brennan
2018, 43’, United Kingdom, HD

Listening in the Dark explores the relationship between bats and human technologies, sounding other modes of perception to challenge anthropocentric understandings of the world. Drawing on archival footage and location shooting at key sites of bat and geological research in Scotland, the film interweaves a focus on echolocation and its role in WWII, with the ecological impact of wind turbines today.