Coaley Peak (A Fragment), 2021
Single-channel video, 6 minutes 19 seconds

Selected by Exeter Phoenix for their 2021 Artists’ Moving Image commission, Dan’s idea was to make a film about Blackness and belonging in the English countryside, taking a family photo of some of his relatives at the Gloucestershire viewpoint Coaley Peak as a starting point. Whilst making the film, something happened.

Written, directed and edited by Dan Guthrie
Footage shot and graded by Nielsan Bohl
Additional footage shot by Conrad Bohl
Executive produced by Luke Hagan and Matt Burrows
Thanks to Jack Friswell, Sid Wells, my friends and family
Commissioned by Exeter Phoenix

Commissions Premiere, Exeter Phoenix, 4 February 2022
Short Film Programme, Whitstable Biennale, 11 - 19 June 2022
Day School: Stuff Done, St Anne’s House, 16 - 25 June 2022
Film Screening, Out The Window, 3 - 4 September 2022
Haunting Ashton Court: Reclaiming Forgotten Histories, 29 September 2022
Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, 11 November - 18 December 2022
The Next Thing, Bury Art Museum, 29 November 2022 - 21 January 2023


‘Identity, othering and the idealism of youth: Sarah Lasley, Dan Guthrie and Olana Light’, David Andrews, mialondonblog, 03/12/22