Uncommon developed from a period of research on Powerstock Common, Dorset as part of Road for the Future, initiated by artist Anna Best. The work focuses on three generations of men whose work involves close handling of wild animals: a squirrel trapper, deer stalker and an off-grid activist who makes masks from animal skins . The film observes their furtive, often unseen activity within the rural landscape. The film portrays these men as representatives rather than specific characters, using their activities to prompt questions around land ownership and management, environmental sustainability, and survival alongside a direct visceral relationship with the animal itself.
There is a series of process led blog posts for this work at http://roadforthefuture.annabest.info/category/anna-lucas/