The sounds inside were amazing, layers of rhythm from all the machinery; it reminded of me of many past projects I've worked on, including a residency very many years ago in a water mill in Bedfordshire. Those memories of past projects always give rise to reflective thoughts about the projects I'm working on now - and to how inspired I am by the groups and places I'm working with at the moment and by the landscape around me here in Derbyshire.
Again a place like Caudwells Mill really feeds my interest in the layers of human and natural history in the landscape, so many questions about past generations were running through my head in Rowsley. The mill is very close to all the amazing prehistoric sites on Stanton Moor, so there's thousands of years of people working and using the landscape very evident in all the stone and water. (Also there's a great café at the mill which helps seed thoughts!).