Film & Video

Lens based observations have played an important role in the development of our work over the years. We often look at subjects that have lain dormant and aim to visualise ideas into narratives that inject a new value or alternative recognition of a species or place.

Below are a selection of the film and video works we have made since our studio was founded in 1993.



A collaboration with Scottish musician and composer Iain Morrison for a performance that commemorates the centenary of the sinking of The IOLAIRE.

Turas Is Tumadh

A collaborative work with Aidan O Rourke that featured two films with live music


A short film reflecting on the correlation between a warming sun, the wind and a swarms of flies.


Three temporary works created for Edinburgh Castle, to celebrate the cultural programme that accompanied Scotland’s Great Summer of Sport in 2014.


A film installation for multiple screens studying a crowded seabird colony over a period of four months


Permanent video and photographic work installed in the University of Warwicks new Department of Engineering Building.


A film that reflects on land management decisions and their long lasting cultural and ecological effects on the Scottish landscape.


A short film commissioned for the BBC's Artwork Scotland programme to mark the centenary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art building.

Speaking The Land

A short film that looks at the absence of a type of ‘narrative’ from our contemporary landscape.


A short film following a boys journey across a Scottish landscape

The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer

Three screen video installation that brings together over 240 video portraits made in the city of Glasgow.

Some Distance From The Sun

Permanent film work, installed in the main hall of the Scottish Headquarters for HBOS bank, Edinburgh


A twin film work exploring the liquid topography of the Fenlands in eastern England.

One Minute

A collaboration with musician and composer Craig Armstrong. A series of 15 one-minute studies of cloud formations filmed over specific geographical locations.


A large-scale 7 screen combined video projection, the culmination of Dalziel + Scullion's 2 year Fellowship with the National Media Museum, Bradford.


This short film looks at the uneasy relationship we have with predatory species. A bird of prey inhabits the interior of a contemporary office space.

In The Open Sea

A short film that present aspects of the wilder habitats humans have colonised, or taken control of.

Water Falls Down

A film about the importance of water both as a substance and as a symbol.

Another Place

A series of filmed portraits of people who lived in or close by the village of St Combs in the north east of Scotland.

The Pressure Of Spring

A short film observing young people living in rural north east Scotland.


Twin film installations exploring time, light and water .

The Gifted Child

Temporary outdoor film projection, Rouken Glen Park, South West Glasgow.