CAT was unusually quiet today, so after filming the breath-taking view over the valley from the top station Tina and I took advantage of the silence, moving Geoffrey around site to capture CAT’s environmental sounds. Inside the Sheppard theatre our slate head was plunged into darkness as the ceiling eclipsed the sun. The mechanical whirring high above his head hummed into a meditative drone as the ceiling disc pivoted on its axis, sucking the solar glow from the room.
Summing all of our strength Tina and I carried our slate head around the back of CAT and up the steep, loose slate path up to the new Woodland Walk that skims the edge of Llwyngwern quarry. Placing Geoffrey precariously on the edge Tina read a poem written by a local schoolgirl Jessica Lumley entitled Man’s Destruction of the Environment. We then moved him even higher up the steep sloping quarry to the reservoir where we sat in silence watching dragonflies flit and bob around us and fish leap from the dark water.
Holly Owen & Kristina Pulejkova