On the afternoon of Saturday 14 October a programme of talks brought together specialists in geology, archaeology, cultural geography, film-making and traditional artisanal skills.

Rachael Jones, artist-filmmaker and researcher, presented Understanding change through filmmaking – an exploration of a filmmaking practice as a means of opening up new ways of knowing our environment.

Rachael Jones is an artist-filmmaker and researcher whose practice often involves others in the filmmaking process – her films are made up of multiple playful assemblages that rely on collaboration. Interested in what can come out of research, embodiment and participation in the landscape, Rachael’s films retain traces of process-driven interactions. She is involved in land-based, alternative and sustainable practices, using found materials and handmade processes where possible.

The talk was filmed by Cris and Molly of CM Productions.

Water and Stone/Dowr ha Men was made possible by the support of Falmouth University, with FEAST, Cornwall Council, Arts Council England, Cornwall Community Foundation and Helston Town Council. The project was also part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.