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.
Luce Choules is a UK-based itinerant artist, operating from field centres in France and Spain, and working internationally. She has exhibited and performed widely through individual and group shows and events in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA; and is supported in her work and activities through a range of ecologic residencies and sociocultural commissions for public projects funded by arts councils, regional arts organisations, cultural institutions, foundations and environmental agencies. These include: Baltic39, MIMA, Burton Art Gallery and Royal Geographical Society in the UK; Askeaton Contemporary Arts in Ireland; Curator’s Network Madrid, Hangar Barcelona and AADK Centro Negra in Spain; Rabbit Island Foundation and DeVos Art Museum in the US. She developed and leads Immaterial Fields – a durational performance workshop programme exploring gravity, motion and stillness.
As an independent scholar, Luce Choules presents academic and performance papers on the subject/object of fieldwork in artistic practice, in addition to a series of public live events and artist talks on a new environmental (re)turn. She is interested in dynamic form and her work engages with the challenge in recording and broadcasting time-based practice. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and has coordinated workshops for artist-led expeditions and fieldwork planning activities as part of the annual Explore event for over a decade. Luce participates in collaborative and multi-authored fieldwork and shares research through publications and other public platforms.
“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.”
Professor Harriet Hawkins, Reader in Geography
Senior Lecturer in Geography, Director MA Cultural Geography (Research)
Royal Holloway, University of London
“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
“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)