The sound of an old squeaky tree in Sergiyev Posad is now a part of the new short film by Alastair Cook, an Edinburg-based artist. The Forty Elephants premiered on 8th of April at the opening of Alastair’s fine art photography show at The Howden Park Centre, Livingston in Scotland.

In Alastair’s words, “The Forty Elephants is a psycho-geography, a filmpoem, developed around No Rest Tonight, a piece commissioned by Alastair, written and read by Gerard Rudolf. The project takes its lead from the Victorian street gang, of women and their children, who plagued the Elephant and Castle; it draws in the current landscape and it’s deteriorating edge, a farewell to the Heygate and Aylesbury estates; this is a dark trawl through threat and desire, driven by Gerard’s incredible words”.

The original recording appeared online in March, 2011. This is the first time that recording is getting featured in a film.

Published April 16th, 2011

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  1. Михаил 16.04.2011 at 07:29

    Очень круто! Это успех, мои поздравления!

  2. Спасибо, Михаил! Это всё дерево, всё оно.

  3. Congratulations on having your work featured in a film! I hope more recognition comes your way.

  4. Congratulations Vladimir! Your sounds from the hollow tree really adds up well and helps to strengthen the entire feeling of the film.

  5. soundslikenoise, Magnus – many thanks indeed. I hope you enjoyed the film too, just as much as I did.

  6. Вот это да! Знаменитое дерево! Поздравляю!
    Скоро и в 3D! 🙂

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