Frog On Water, poem by Chaucer Cameron

The film uses home movie shot in c1950s juxtaposed with recent images using Polaroid cameras. The materiality of the Polaroid was important. The ‘instant party camera’ is not only there to witness events but to become the event. As the home movie revealed a child with fading confidence, the Polaroid revealed a pylon and baby x-ray, a spaceman and diver, paths and roads, a wayside picnic area, desolate farmland and dying trees. The film results in a tense fairy-tale in aptly named, ‘Joy Wood’.

Wild Whispers Project

“The Wild Whispers Project began with Frog on Water. The poem explores the idea of transforming loss into movement. It was chosen for its accessibility, its short length and storytelling narrative. It’s a once-upon-a-time poem which looks at the past and present, crosses borders, checks binaries, such as day/night, nature/urban, and carries the motif of repeated dysfunctions passed through generations.”
Chaucer Cameron