A Film by Virginia Aurora Scott
When Sarah Hyde, my Amerta Movement tutor, first suggested a project to me in October 2016, my default was to think piano. But what was to emerge was an art project with camera work, which I had already been contributing to our movement group sessions.
6 of my abstract canvases inspired by my musical improvisation work were set free in my small town garden patio movement space, to be in nature and ambient sound.
This film has been compiled from the many images and films recorded since that time to the present day, witnessing the journey so far.
she went together
with the soft smile
up until she
could not see
under these roots and rocks
slow moving cloud
grey pressing into the
touching the trembling schist
cheek peach perfect
lowering of the limp shores
in a shifting
step over your bend as you keel over
pressing a beginning
of a lang lark songlet
serene says sucking
undulating rain dropping
in the just there
Virginia Aurora Scott
Eyes Completely Open: Virginia Aurora Scott
Originally written for oboist Katherine Pluygers and workshopped at COMA. Later recorded by oboist Jennifer Porcas.
This piece is dedicated to David Bowie as it contains a thematic fragment from the song Absolute Beginners.
Virginia Scott in 1976 at dinner with David Bowie and others San Francisco 1977- Hyatt Regency photo.