On Tuesday 15 December, Fine Art students from Chelsea College of Arts presented new film work as part of Late at Tate Britain Online.
The works explore how we engage with the landscape around us today, responding to Tate Britain’s Turner’s Modern World exhibition.
Martin Newth, Fine Art Programme Director at Chelsea, told us more about the project:
"The project connects landscape to Tate via a drawing by Turner, which features the limestone quarries on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Portland stone was mined and provided the raw material for the boom in construction of the Industrial Revolution and was used to build Tate Britain.
The students’ short films represent lots of the ways that landscape is understood and imagined now. They reflect on how engagement with landscape has changed over time and been forged through the ways it is depicted. The themes that the artists have explored range from race and the legacies of slavery, to sovereignty and nationality, to geology and the climate emergency.
Drawing attention to the way our engagement with landscape has been impacted because of current restrictions on travel, the showreel invites viewers to join a virtual voyage via real and constructed locations which the films feature."
The Tate stream of the films will be available for 2 more weeks on their website, where you can also find out more about the rest of the Late at Tate's online mix of film, music and career advice.
Watch a selection of the films below, or check out the full playlist of longer versions of the films on Chelsea's Youtube channel.