She was a Doctor in Edinburgh before she got the calling.
The calling to become poet and film maker. Her films are poems. What does that mean?
How can a film be a poem? Well, why not? A poem can be a film.
Couplets of images and visual trickery, we conjure sights and scenes in the mind’s eye.
With Tait’s films her subject matter becomes poetic, the juxtaposition of shots becomes lyrical, a rhythm to lull the mind, or focus it down, right down.
We have to look:
“an apple is no less intense than the sea, a bee no less astonishing than a forest”