Private Project

In Pursuit of the Eleventh Measure

'In Pursuit of the Eleventh Measure' is a short film drawing elliptical threads between Scandinavian water folklore, religion and Iceland’s hydro-electricity industry. Filmed in Seyðisfjorður, Iceland, the soundtrack is composed of various recordings from Fjarðarselsvirkjun, the fjord’s power plant. 'Eleventh Measure' was produced for ‘Frontiers in Retreat’ - an international artist residency programme exploring multidisciplinary approaches to ecology in contemporary art.

  • Richard Skelton
  • Richard Skelton
  • Corbel Stone Press
  • Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Language:
    English, Icelandic
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Edge Effects
    June 17, 2017
    World Premiere
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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