For the Garden of Reason Interaction Programme, Carolina Melis has been commissioned to create an animated film inspired by both the historic gardens of National Trust property, Ham House and Garden, and the estates 17th century owner, Elizabeth Dysart, who held the vision for the garden.
Voiceover Simon Barraclough
Animator Michela Bruno
Historical Researcher Michael Ann Mullen
Producer Abigail Addison at Animate Projects
Original Poem by Simon Barraclough © 2012 Simon Barraclough
Music Missed, written by Julia Kent © Kobalt Music Publishing Limited
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for Ham House and Garden, Garden of Reason 2012
An animated film inspired by both the historic gardens of National Trust property, Ham House and Garden, and the estates 17th century owner, Elizabeth Dysart, who held the vision for the garden. The film presents a living portrait of the historic garden of Ham House.
The animation is supported by the research of Garden History specialist Michael Ann Mullen and is accompanied by an original poem by Simon Barraclough and music by Julia Kent.
Simon Barraclough is originally from Yorkshire and has lived in London since 1997. He won the poetry section of the London Writers' Prize in 2000 and his 2008 debut Los Alamos Mon Amour (Salt Publishing) was a finalist for Best First Collection in the Forward Prizes. In 2010 he published a mini-boxed set of commissioned poems, Bonjour Tetris (Penned in the Margins) and his new collection, Neptune Blue (Salt Publishing) was released in 2011.
Julia Kent is a New York City-based, Vancouver, British Columbia born cellist who is best known as a member of the all-cello group Rasputina, and later as a member of Antony and the Johnsons. She studied cello at Indiana University. In 2007, she released her first solo album of looped cello music, Delay. An EP, Last Day in July, appeared in 2010, and a second full-length record, Green and Grey, in 2011.