Silica (2017)
35mm, CGI

Silica explores territorial constructs and the boundaries of the real and the mediated in an opal mining town in the South Australian desert. Charting the journey of a film location scout, notions of settlement and belonging are investigated through images of a town in the midst of abandonment. Combining 35mm photography with microscopic and CG imagery, Silica blurs the actual and imaginary to probe ideas of value which support not only the gem trade but wider questions of identity and mythology.

Selected screenings
Homo Melitensis, Malta Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale (May 2017- Nov 2017)
• Locarno Film Festival 2017 (International Competition)
• BFI London Film Festival, Experimenta 2017
• New York Film Festival, Projections 2017
• Ficvaldivia, Chile 2017
• Imagine Science Films, New York 2017
• Curtocircuito, 2017 (Official Competition - Explora)
• Zinebi 59, Bilbao 2017
• IDFA, Amsterdam, Paradocs 2017
• AFI Fest, 2017 ( Awarded Special Jury Mention)