Adlais is a film made in the Dyffryn Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd Wales. It seeks to explore the visual and sonic potential of the now abandoned Dorothea and Pen-Yr-Orsedd Slate Quarries.

"James Davoll’s Adlais (2017), an excellent place-portrait of the disused Dorothea and Pen-Yr-Orsedd slate quarries in Wales’s Dyffryn Nantlle Valley, is a document of the artist’s own walking itineraries as much as it is an imaginative – and yes, tripod-fixed – response to landscape."

Pattinson (2018), Steady-stare surveillance, or the spatial turn in nonfiction films,
Sight and Sound

This project featured in the successful UNESCO World Heritage Site Application as part of the Gwynedd Councils engagement activity. Also featured on Llechi Cymru and local press. 

Screenings and Performances
Bartlett Screening Room, London, 2021
Unboxing, Sainte Croix de Mareille, 2021
Best Experimental, Wales International Film Festival, Swansea, 2019
Skeiðaráhlaup Festival, Iceland, 2019
Finalist, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, 2019
Mountain, Nature, Adventure Film Festival, Spain, 2019
Wales International Documentary Film Festival, Wales, 2019
Short to the Point Film Festival, 2018
Culture Lab, Material Potential 2018

Copyright: James Davoll