The Dark Matters' attempts to draw attention to the issue of light pollution which impacts on bird migration and contributes to global warming.


The location is a seaside resort, out of season.
A beach hut provided an improvised studio where we could experiment. We, The Sea Girls, were inspired by the rich imagery seen along the shoreline which acted as a stage set.

We used various props, backlighting, shadows and the natural sounds of the sea.
We discussed early Hitchcock films: The Lodger, Gaslight.

Twilight falls in the late afternoon. Excessively bright artificial lights gradually illuminate the promenade responding to the falling light levels thus reducing the ability to view stars in the night sky.