Da Hillsook Wedeen

Digital, Archival sound recordings

16.26 minutes, 2018

Shetland is a place of wild, unforgiving landscapes, supernatural beliefs and a soundscape barely altered over time. The film explores storytelling and social imagination in Shetland. The folklore tale, Da Hillsook Wedeen, has a timeless quality: unfolding from historical trauma forward through generations of women’s voices. What does it mean to be a woman stood on the shore?

Hope 

Strickland