Devil’s Plantation: Presentation

Part of: Telling the City


Director May Miles Thomas and producer Owen Thomas who won this year BAFTA New Talent award for best interactive project will talk about the idea and making of «Devil’s plantation». The Devil’s Plantation is May Miles Thomas’ homage to her native city of Glasgow. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council’s Creative Scotland Award, this interactive project is a unique exploration of place, time and memory. Inspired by ‘Glasgow’s Secret Geometry: The City’s Oldest Mystery’, Miles Thomas sets out to reconstruct author, Harry Bell’s theory that the city aligns to a now-invisible network of ancient sites. However, the filmmaker’s chance discovery of a discarded file on ex-psychiatric patient, Mary Ross, brings insight into a wholly different quest for meaning. The result is a compelling psychogeographic journey that both explores the nature of storytelling and reveals the hidden design that eluded Harry Bell.