On an Unknown Beach
On an Unknown Beach is a speculative documentary on landscapes of ruin, and the three explorers who dive deep into the abyss. Aboard the state-of-the-art research vessel Tangaroa, coral scientist Di Tracey surveys the Chatham Rise seabed to document the impact of deep ocean trawl shing. Wandering through Christchurch’s eerie post-quake CBD, Bruce Russell, a sound artist and founding member of seminal noise band the Dead C, philosophises on urbanisation and regeneration through improvised soundscapes and his own highly evolved thought patterns. And navigating a fraught interior landscape, poet and actor David Hornblow uses Regression Hypnotherapy to traverse his past experiences with addiction.
“On an Unknown Beach… [is a] ground zero perspective of human life in the anthropocene; damaged, bruised, and in need of a fresh breath of air.” – Adam Luxton & Summer Agnew