Private Project

Dissolve Our Maps

Julian Hyde has been tracking the unregarded edgelands of that jewel in England’s crown, the Lake District, for over ten years – picking over the frayed seams and exposing the cracks that Cumbria's tourist industry would rather you didn’t discover. This short film presents isolated fragments of Hyde’s decade-long walk to nowhere, tracing and retracing an elliptical path along the ‘unseen realm between the main road and the church’, recapitulating in his own words an oblique narrative of hope and despair, clarity and blurred vision(s).

  • Richard Skelton
  • Corbel Stone Press
  • Voices in a Lane
  • Julian Hyde
  • Julian Hyde
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Richard Skelton

Richard Skelton is an artist from Lancashire in northern England, working across a variety of media, including text, music and film. His work is informed by landscape, evolving from sustained immersion in specific environments and deep, wide-ranging research incorporating toponymy and language, ecology and geology, folklore and myth. His short films include ‘Beyond the Fell Wall’, ‘In Pursuit of the Eleventh Measure’, ‘No Frontier’ and ‘Dissolve Our Maps’ (with Julian Hyde). As a composer he has created work for a variety of directors, including Ghassan Salhab, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd, Julia Loktev, and Mark Gill.

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