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Twilight was filmed by Collins over 2 years close to Baltimore in West Cork, with
field recordings by world renowned sound artist Chris Watson. The film has
twilight as its central subject and is an attempt to capture the colour and quality
of light that is in flux, the fleeting and transient sensations, the sense of the
world turning. At its heart is the notion of a film where the viewer is given time to
contemplate the texture of the world and their own place in it.
“The sound near where we filmed has few intrusions from the modern world. We
could hear the gulls in the distance – though they seemed too far away to be heard.
After the sun goes down, here on the southern edge of Ireland, in mid summer, all
sounds still and silent – not so much as if the world is holding its breath but as if it
is breathing peacefully”.