Conceived by performance maker Alan Schacher with WeiZen Ho, Katia Molino, Philip Mills and others, SKELTER SHELTER was a video experiment made with the assistance of the Blue Mountains City of Arts Trust exploring the picnic rock shelters in Katoomba which were built and designed by Tom Adam in the 1930's. Picnickers chose a cold, rainy day to have an outing inside one of the faux rock grottos only to be subsumed by the gothic spirit of the mountains.

4K video in 4:3 ratio, 9.45 mins

Sound by Rik Rue and Boris Baberkoff

Skelter Shelter on Youtube

© Alan Schacher and Samuel James

'filmstrip' panorama from 4K stills (2020)