A rainy street scene in Naples, Italy, people are sheltering from the rain.

Antony Barkworth-Knight, Napoli, Italy.

Now screening online: Homage to the Rain by Antony Barkworth-Knight

From 15th Jan – 12th March 2021, we are delighted to share Homage to the Rain (2019) by Antony Barkworth-Knight, to watch in full on our website.

The film celebrates rain around the globe and explores how we react to it and how it changes our lives. Including video clips from every world continent, the film was produced via an open call online for contributors to send mobile phone clips of local rainfall (co-ordinated by digital strategist Rebecca Rae-Evans)

The short looped film is set to an original score by musicians Rob Turner (of Manchester jazz group Gogo Penguin), Sam Healey and Conor Miller.

“Through the prism of the phenomena of rainfall we will see how people are living around the world in 2019; what are our homes like? What environments do we live in? Our clothes, our culture, our surrounding landscape, our way of life. How is this transformed when it rains?” – Rebecca Rae-Evans, digital strategist for Homage to the Rain.

Originally co-commissioned for the Collection with Quays Culture, and premiered at Lightwaves Festival 2019, Salford Quays.

Click here to watch online