Video Essays

The video essay below – Letter across Oceans / Carta a través de los océanos – was created by Catherine Grant and Paul Merchant in response to the films of Tiziana Panizza. The video essay reflects on the recurring presence of the ocean in Panizza’s work, and what this might tell us about how cinema mediates our relationship to the environment, to the past, and to others.

Letter across Oceans was first shown on 30 July 2022 at the Centro de Cine y Creación in Santiago de Chile, as part of an ‘Encuentro de Arte y Ecología en Chile’ where videos produced for Fundación Mar Adentro‘s project Polygonal Forest were also presented.

Many thanks to Tiziana Panizza for her permission to quote from her films.

The following two video essays – Surfacing in the Depths and Credos del Mar/ Sea Creeds – were created for the Creative Environments workshop on 17 September 2021.