Mothlight is a film of Janette Ayachi’s poem, which she wrote after watching James Stanley Brakhage’s film Mothlight, a film shot on single 8 and hand edited in 1963, a “found foliage” film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape.
Janette Ayachi has a MSc in Creative Writing and her poetry has been widely published, her last publication in New Writing Scotland 29. Red Squirrel will publish her pamphlet A Choir of Ghosts early in 2012, and her first full book collection in January 2013. Janette’s new poetry is beguiling, mercurial, her words are set out before her- dark, open, beautiful.
Mothlight was filmed on single 8 in 1961 and edited in 2011.