Ebbtide floodtide

ebbtide floodtide (2020)


The setting of ebbtide floodtide – a derelict outdoor swimming pool, gradually being eroded and absorbed by the rising sea – is a place between places. The sea and the shore; the artificial and the natural; the settled past and the post-human future. The characters within the film reflect this clash of time and timelessness; one wears contemporary clothes – and her doppelganger appears in mock-medieval costume. It’s this sense of being trapped between and within times – this liminality – that the film evokes and deconstructs. As the tides shift and the characters explore their own transience within the -quite literally- disintegrating human constructions of the past, the audience comes to face the contingency of our own fragmented life-worlds.