Archive for the ‘Forest’ Category


Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

For two years Jem Finer left a camera in a tree, a passive observer, recording all that passed before its lens. Distilled from the 18,000 photographs captured, Still lies somewhere between a film and a photograph – a still image in a state of constant flux. We see the same view through the seasons, through rain and shine, day and night. What seems static is actually an endless series of transitions both subtle and dramatic.

Still is not a film in any conventional sense. Neither its duration nor structure are fixed; it has not been edited into a final form, burned onto a DVD or left to play in a loop. No two viewings of the work are ever the same, as Still, composed in real time by a generative sequencing system, is continually finding new and different paths through the days, weeks and months.

Watch a trailer here :

STILL (low res excerpts) from Jem Finer on Vimeo.

Still was commissioned by Stour Valley Arts

ear to pipe

Saturday, April 4th, 2009


Listening through the structure.

birds, rain and a plane

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008


steel drum

Friday, May 2nd, 2008


In the rain, drips collect on the lip of the horn and the leaves above, falling onto the steel cover and adding a metallic percussive accompaniment to the sounds rising from below, from inside the hole.


Monday, April 7th, 2008



Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008


5.53 am

Friday, May 11th, 2007



Friday, March 2nd, 2007


winter #2

Friday, January 26th, 2007


After the snow . . .

Photo by Amanda Thessiger

winter #1

Thursday, December 7th, 2006