Withins Within

16mm, digitally edited

In production (2022–23)

‘Withins Within’ is a new work by moving image artist Annie Crabtree, depicting the pursuit of belonging and identity amidst the extreme situatedness of their native landscape and ancestral lineage. Working with a queer artistic team and shot in 16mm on the West Yorkshire moors, ‘Withins Within’ attempts a triangulation of emotional poetry, effusive sound design and a landscape whose dynamism is often deemed inhospitable; whose breadth often returns the eye’s enquiries unanswered, or defies interpretation.

Captions and audio description will be woven into the fabric of the new work.


Annie Crabtree – Artist & Director

Emma M. Wierda – Writer & Dramaturg

Alexander Hetherington – Director of Photography

Char Bickley – Sound Designer

Sarah Perks – Mentor

Mathew Wayne Parkin – Consultant

Seth Hannah – Writing Consultant

'Withins Within' is supported by Creative Scotland.

Access for teaser video

Sensory content note: fast paced flashing imagery with glitching at 00:05 – 00:07 (two seconds).

Two versions of this teaser are available: one with captions, one with audio description. You are welcome to watch them in any order, or pick one, whichever suits your preferences – there is no ‘master’ version of the teaser video.

Captions and AD script for teaser video written by Annie Crabtree & Emma M. Wierda. Audio Description performed by Emma M. Wierda.

Image description of thumbnail: a colour still of 16mm footage, black columns flank either side of the analogue square. Auburn light bleeds through thin oval outlines hovering in the top and bottom left hand corner, the silhouette of the film sprockets. A claustrophobic close up of luminescent green heather. Jagged textures criss cross the image with darker greens and browns behind the small reaching branches of the heather plant. In the foreground, the plants are out of focus, revealing sharper textures behind. A spotlight illuminates the heather at the centre of the image. 

'Withins Within' teaser, 54 seconds, with closed captions.


'Withins Within' teaser, 1 minute and 27 seconds, with audio description.

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