Woodstream 2020

In 2020 Chas was given an Unlimited Micro Commission to live stream an event of music, performance art and projections from the Liminal Wood. This R&D project was a success and we had audience tuning in from 6 countries. This is an edit of the Zoom stream.

Fire - 2019

Chas de Swiet and TKRDS acquired the Liminal Wood as an antidote to the pressures of city living. The intention is to create an accessible environmental art space and to be guardians of a sacred and healing reality which has huge amounts of headspace and freedom. They invited three filmmakers into the wood to live stream an evening of music, projected film and performance art. This is a taste of what resulted.

This film has no spoken word but there is a caption to describe the music. A version with audio description included is available:

Water - 2006

Producer, Director, Editor, Composer – Chas de Swiet

Additional Camerawork – Theresa Kiyota Rahman

Water is an abstract study of water. The film is constructed from a series of close-ups of water, all shot in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The transitions between the shots are slow and the violin soundtrack complements, and adds, to the flow of the piece.

Chas went through many years of turbulence due to mental health problems and the inadequacies of the mental health system. From the beginning nature has been the strongest and most effective form of healing. Water is a homage to the transformative power of nature as well as a healing process in its own right.

Being in a ‘psychotic’ state can be extremely isolating, this is reflected in the framing of the shots. There is only space for the perception of the viewer with no references to a wider world.

Shortlisted for the competition of the KynnysKIN06 festival, Helsinki, 2007