NATURE SHORT 5- Paul Blakemore and Karen Dews

Published on: 
12 May 2020

Air Unlimited’ features some captivating video footage of moths captured by Paul Blakemore and Karen Dews during their work with the Devon Moth Group at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth.

The footage was created while they were working there on their double exposure photographs for last year’s Well Trodden Wrong Ways exhibition.

The film features tracks taken from Karen's debut ep ‘a book of butterflies’ - poems for quiet days, small thoughts, collected from the archives, old ideas for new times.. Karen is a poet and photographer currently self-isolating in Somerset.

Recorded by master beat makers Benjamin One (Universal Magnetic) and Mooney Wainright (Speed for Lovers) and videos by moving image maestro Paul Blakemore.

“Each layer is beautiful but together they are more than the sum of their parts.. work from the heart. Poems given new life by the co-creativity made possible by passing it on. Words given wings by the interpenetration of sound and colours. Reflections on the direct experience of life, small things from epic times.”


©Paul Blakemore and Karen Dews

 Part of Culture + Climate 2020 in partnership with East Devon AONB, NATURE SHORTS is an online series showcasing art practices which inspire, build creativity and deepen our connection with nature especially during isolation. Every Wednesday, May to June.