A THIRD PLACE
The following was created by students completing their dissertation in Media Production displayed as part of a Resurface live-event. A Third Place has now been transferred onto a virtual platform and the work below includes a moving and creative docufilm, podcasts, projection, poetic overlay, and photographic content that showcase Resurface as an experience from an insider's perspective, or as 'A Third Place'.
A Third Place is a theme that emerged from Ph.D. research exploring a yearlong Resurface journey - it portrays the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environment of home and the workplace, and in the case of Resurface, one that allows you to explore living out an authentic identity. Research has shown that a safe and healthy third place is the cornerstone for wellbeing progression, and that Resurface offers an environment for flourishing among such a social world, as a means of peer support and social belonging.
BY GEORGE CORY & CHARLOTTE LOVELL
Showcasing Resurface core activities, this film has been created as a stylistic monologue, featuring natural sound effects crafted from Bournemouth's vast landscape. The documentary is highly raw and honest, surfacing the reality of the participants' stories and emotions.
Below is an assortment of short podcasts centring on the intimate Resurface experience; describing stories and personal influences from the voice of our members. The audio is accompanied by medium format portraits of each individual. The podcasts feature original poetry by Natasha Leutchford and music by John Magson.
O' the magpie still searches for her lover
And stability can be found
in the weightlessness of water
Each bird and tree and whisper-
Reminders to us, from goddess and god
Not to muffle out the synchronicity
Of their lessons
Dealt like tarot cards to guide us.
Frost bites the pink
Hands of glory stiffened,
Then warmed by a humble sun
Teaching us the most important lesson-
Remember to listen with
and mother Earth
Will kindle your spirit.
Remember to Breathe
Remember to breathe
And the world will slow
to a symbiotic rhythm,
breathe and you’ll have no need
for the electric buzz in your ears
As the birds symphony will pierce
The veil of modernity.
Remember to breathe
And the world will slow;
Blurring the desperation of mind
My ears can detect
The sound of a roaring sea
In the rush of cars hassling by.
Stepping the morn
With the world I yawn,
The moon staring
As if to tell me
"be patient, for I am teaching you
Of the tide".
Originally displayed as a projection on two hanging circular screens, this feature explores the two sides of the ‘sublime’; one being the happiness of experiencing nature, the freedom and release of everyday life, the other the mortality one feels when overwhelmed in the world. This video features a monologue by Daniel Edmund paired with a cleansing sound bath by Healing Vibrations Media.
Part the Skies
All is undone and waking
And we must start over and over
A curse, a moon wailing
The poke a needle in the eye
And part the skies
For a clearer mind.