Country: UK
Duration: 21 mins
Sound: Sound
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file
Original Format: 16mm film


A specially commissioned film of the changing coastline of Scotland by the maker of the award winning Aspect, Petrolia portrays a fluid interaction between landscape and population, sea and machine. Filmed in time-lapse, giant oil platforms take begin to resemble organic forms and our sense of scale is gradually eroded.
Also availiable as a three screen installation (as exhibited at The Lighthouse, Glasgow 2005).

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