While working on a recent film commission for Kettle’s Yard gallery, I became curious about what the exhibition of art means in this time of hiatus.

In one part of Kettle’s Yard gallery – a beautifully installed exhibition of the paintings of Alfred Wallis. In another, a film. How did they relate to one another? How does art enable connection?

The answer was Correspondence – a short essay film constructed from archive footage taken around the Cornish coastline. The scripted voiceover takes the form of a letter written to Alfred Wallis about the role the site of art plays in a time of social isolation.

Director: Sarah Wood. UK, 8 mins, 2020, video

Film available here