" To coincide with Turner’s Modern World exhibition, December’s Late at Tate Britain Online will premiere films made by Fine Art students at Chelsea College of Arts responding to the question; How do we engage with the landscape around us today?
This project was initiated by Martin Newth (Fine Art Programme Director at Chelsea College of Arts). His film essay, ‘Constructing Landscapes/Building Worlds’, was the starting point for the project. It was made with the support of the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust and Hannah Sofaer for assistance with locations on Portland and access to a Living Land Archive, recorded and collated over 35 years during an unprecedented time of environmental and technological change.
The project connects landscape to Tate via a drawing by Turner, which features the limestone quarries on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Portland stone was mined and provided the raw material for the boom in construction of the Industrial Revolution and was used to build Tate Britain. "