Comprised entirely of film samples, Selkie Tales is a portrayal of an Icelandic folklore that bears witness to the metamorphosis of seals into humans as they make merry on land before returning to the sea.
Taking the form of a clash of mainstream and arthouse film scenes, Selkie Tales follows a farmer and Selkie woman as he abducts her seal skin and harbours it in a locked chest. Unable to return to the ocean, the Selkie woman marries the farmer and bears him several children.
What unfolds is a rogue visual retelling of this tale accompanied by an Icelandic narration.
Tune in, switch off and lay with the seals.
I would like to give thanks to the Ian Potter Cultural Trust for their support in undertaking this residency.