Untethered Fairytale

A rumination over encounters with the floating library artwork RV Furor Scribendi. The film traces her shifting, subjective themes and the waves of literary sweetness felt via inhabiting the boat and exploring her multi-faceted opportunities. It is a collection of Super8 footage, analogue photography, journal entries, seminal texts, and reflections from artist and captain Heather Peak.

  • Adele Mary Reed
  • Adele Reed
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Literary, Poetry, Personal, Artwork, Public Art
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    850 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Super8, 8mm, 35mm, digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Ludic Rooms: Waterways Festival
    United Kingdom
    April 29, 2022
Director Biography - Adele Mary Reed

Adele Mary Reed was born in 1988 in Warwickshire, UK, and is now based in Coventry in the West Midlands. She has been experimenting with and exploring photographic imagery, written word, collage and video through diaristic practices from a very young age. She graduated with a First Class BA [Hons] in Photography from Coventry University in 2016 and has exhibited widely across the UK.

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Director Statement

I carefully collect observations of the places I find myself in and in doing so seek to playfully highlight, maintain, introduce or restore the inconspicuous beauty within moments occurring during day-to-day life. I am interested in analogue methodology and the materiality of film and video tape, personal archives, taking unplanned walks, plant-life, elusive moods of stillness and balance, topographical and urban themes and since my child was born in 2017, representations of mothers and maternal figures.