Slate Stories

HD video, 60 min

by Justin Time

additional footage by Glyn Davies, quarryman in Aberllefenni slate quarries

film screening followed by Q&A with protagonists and filmmaker, hosted by Helen Sandler

Join us at Corris Instituite on Sunday evening, November 6th, 7pm for a special preview screening of filmmaker Justin Time’s film made in and around Corris, “Slate Stories”.

During his residency at Stiwdio Maelor in early 2016, Justin Time was fascinated with the complex history of mining in Wales. To a stonemason, a trade which he trained in early in his career, the slate towns of Snowdonia provided great inspiration.

Featuring some of the residents in Corris and Aberllefenni, “Slate Stories” is fuelled by the inspiring landscape of North Wales, it’s people and its history. A former quarryman, three slate workers, and an 83-year-old choir singer tell stories of slate mining, of slate working and of times-a-changing.

SLATE STORIES is conceptualized as a 5-channel-video installation on slate slabs. It is also edited as a 60 minutes film which will have its preview screening in Corris.

Justin Time is a stone mason turned visual artist turned filmmaker. After the apprenticeship he went on a traditional journey around Europe for three years before studying Fine Arts in Berlin Weißensee and Urban Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. His films and installations are multilayered investigations of past and present, with a passion for listening to people´s stories.