A multi-screen video installation created and shot in an ancient orchard
Orchard Portraits is a multi-screen video installation by Rosemary Lee and Roswitha Chesher, created and shot in the beautiful, ancient orchard of West Horsley Place in Surrey. Featuring six senior performers and 60 school children from Raleigh Primary School, the videos capture them moving alongside and amongst the aged trees.
Continuing Rosemary’s long interest in the relationship of portrait within landscape, this new work captures the unique presence and quality of both performer and tree.
“Working alongside these aged trees – left to go wild – finding gestures and ways to lean into and rest against the tree, I have noticed how quickly a quiet, connection and familiarity forms between human and tree. I’d like to highlight this relationship and thereby honour both older tree and older human.”Rosemary Lee
You can visit the film installation Orchard Portraits at West Horsley Place from July-September 2022, before it tours to other local venues in Surrey.