Temporal School of Experimental Geography is an itinerant network of artists sharing ideas and responses to landscape through fieldwork. The intention is to explore and consider the geographic potential of artist-led fieldwork, and the experience and meaning of these practices to contribute to our collective understanding of place. The aim of TSOEG is to bring together artists working across a range of disciplines and geographic environments, to discuss fieldwork as methodology, parallel activity, art form, and research. The activities of the TSOEG network will be shared through presentations, publications, and exhibitions.
TSOEG founder and coodinator
Artist Luce Choules is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). In addition to presenting personal work and research at the Society, she programmes and organises the Communicating Your Discoveries area with Geography Outdoors, at the annual RGS Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning event. Her research investigates both the critical dialogue between art and geography through fieldwork, and the geographies of artistic practice in the landscape.
“Bringing a new perspective to landscape through fieldwork is challenging – it is such a well-trodden path by geographers and artists alike. Luce succeeds in doing so – her approach to combining image and text, and sometimes voice, provides an immersive experience. She leaves herself outside the frame. One doesn’t merely ‘view’ her landscape images – but also steps into them.”
Carolyn Black, Flow Contemporary Arts
“Exploring, mapping and observing our landscape and environment Luce Choules’ fascinating work develops an earthy and earthly poetics that advances debates between geography and art in intellectually invigorating, visually engaging and aesthetically challenging ways.”
Dr Harriet Hawkins, Reader in Geography
Senior Lecturer in Geography, Director MA Cultural Geography (Research)
Royal Holloway, University of London
“Luce Choules is an artist at the forefront of re-imagining traditional fieldwork by exploring both physical and emotional geographies through her collaborations with map-makers, writers and explorers in the landscapes where she lives, works and explores herself.”
Shane Winser, Expeditions and Fieldwork
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)