Many artworks/exhibitions/resources have been made available during this time of Covid-19 induced quarantine. British artist Monster Chetwynd (also known as as Spartacus Chetwynd and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd).
Chetwynd’s practice includes video, and for a limited time you can see her 2007 short film The Call of the Wild.
The artist spent September 2006 living in Edinburgh and developing a new art work. She worked with a variety of women she met during her stay, including students on a pattern-cutting course, a knitting demonstrator and a costumier, and together they devised a trip to the Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, to make this short film ‘The Call of the Wild’.
The film juxtaposes events in the wilderness of the Isle of Lewis with the women’s lives in urban Edinburgh. Spartacus drew on influences from films such as Walkabout, Picnic at Hanging Rock and the anthropological film Les Maîtres Fous.
Watch via Vimeo here until 15 April 2020.