A project from the Black Mountains, by Siôn Marshall Waters
Thieves Again, Sketches from the Black Mountains is an ongoing research and development project by artist filmmaker Siôn Marshall-Waters.
For the past year, Siôn has been working with communities in Forest Coal Pit, Partrishow, Waun Fach and Capel Y Ffin exploring in photography and film the poetic, mundane and peculiar aspects to life in the Black Mountains.
The film, 28mins and mostly split-screen, presents a series of vignettes following various people, processes, stories and perspectives from the region. The work subsequently evokes and questions the subtle tensions between decline and transition of rural culture and identity.
Siôn Marshall Waters is a filmmaker and photographer from Abergavenny, South Wales. A recent graduate from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, his projects are often concerned with representation of place and identity.
As part of the project, Siôn has been mentored by filmmaker Andrew Kötting and worked in collaboration with artist Stefhan Caddick.
The project is supported by Arts Council Wales and Peak.