WILD CAR is a 75minute film shot in the winter of 2019 from an improvised rail vehicle, the Wild Car. The footage, captured on iPhone 7, follows narrow-gauge railway tracks across Europe from the rail-side houses of Kent in England to the north of Denmark and to the south of Sardinia (via Poland) and joins it together in a single mesmeric journey. The viewer is taken across what seems to be an impossibly empty and almost imaginary landscape. This is Europe in bardo – suspended in its own atmospheres. It is a trauerarbeit, a work of mourning made in the year of Brexit, that both laments and celebrates the scale and weight of Europe in the detail of its small geographies.
WILD CAR was commissioned by Creative Folkestone and Sardegna Film Foundation and supported by Arts Council England. Screenings include GROUNDED Film Festival (2022), Fotofestival Łódź (2022), Creative Folkestone (2020).
VIDEO EXCERPT WILD CAR