The Energy+Notion project tells the story of changes in the Welsh energy landscape.
Progressive photographic techniques were used to tell the story of energy change in Wales during the past century.
Energy was the central theme due to the enormous relevance it continues to have upon the physical and social landscape.
The story of change is being told by the people affected in the past and present; port communities, farmers, present-day and ex-coal workers, those involved in renewable energy and people from the affected communities, from all over Wales.
The project created environmental “talking portraits” (2.5-d parallax portraits) interwoven with energy landscapes, shot in time-lapse, layered onto a soundtrack of interviews and environmental sounds.
The project has featured in The Guardian.
The result: a short (12 minute) “art-house” multi-media video: “Energy+Notion” that actively engages with communities and arts groups. The project was supported by curators at arts centres, cinemas and theatres across Wales
Project partners include:
The Arts Council of Wales
Blackwood Miners Institute
Parc and Dare, Treorchy
Pontardawe Arts centre
The “From Fort to Pitt to Port” project / Fusion Initiative
The project was produced & photographed by Richard Jones
Additional editing and assistance by Chieko
Technical and video consultant, Andy Mees
Additional production partners; Professor Nick Jenkins, School of Engineering (energy) Cardiff University, David Chamberlain, Arts Development Office at Blackwood Miners Institute, Angie Dickenson, Area Artistic Manager for Neath & Port Albot Theatres, Anne Hayes, Arts Development Officer for Rhondda Cynon Taff and Helen Harman, Arts Development Officer at Newbridge Memo.