Liz MacWhirter – Blue

Blue; a Lament for the Sea. Spoken Word by Liz MacWhirter, Film by Jonathan Kearney

Blue is an immersive long verse narrative spoken amidst an abstract film of the sea. 

An ancient Scottish Gaelic prophecy foretells a third flood at the end of time. It proclaimed waters will sweep over all lands, save for the sacred Isle of Iona. Words that wintered for a thousand years are unfolded in Blue, haunting the Anthropocene as the sea entangles birth with death. 

“I think on those who drowned in tears, and I wonder if the seas of this world will rise in grief at so much loss.”

Liz MacWhirter is an award-winning writer. She is currently developing a long verse narrative for a creative-critical PhD at the University of Glasgow, researching intersections between the medieval mystics, contemporary poetics and trauma theology. Her YA novel Black Snow Falling (Scotland Street Press, 2018) launched to critical acclaim.

Enchanting” – Scottish Book Trust. “Exquisite” – The Scotsman. “Wildly original” – Elizabeth Wein.

Jonathan Kearney is a Liverpool based artist, a Teaching Scholar and the Course Leader in MA Fine Art Digital at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He is fascinated by the intersection of art, theology and the digital.