Who Gets To Live In Paradise, 2023

Studio Cybi (Rebecca Gould & Iwan Lewis)

‘Who Gets To Live In Paradise’ is a video poem exploring ideas around belonging, empire and conservation. The word community invokes a kind of utopia where everyone gets along, but a living community involves strife alongside harmony. It explores where class situates you in modern Wales, questions our attachment to the land, and who gets to inhabit it. A 7 channel soundscape comprised of field recordings from the site Tywyn Llyn, spoken word, layered beats and synth sounds is melded together with the video footage also recorded at the site.

September 2023

Commissioned by Plantlife Cymru and The Ucheldre Centre