Author: TSOEG

Water Conversations. A survey of works 2007-2015

The Dock, Leitrim, Ireland   03.07.15 – 12.09.15 ‘Water Conversations’ has been structured as a mobile project that initiates local discussions, interviews, and exchanges on the politics, traditions and practices surrounding water use in a variety of global regions. To date projects have been realized in Ghana, West Africa: a variety of locations through Northern India, Colorado, USA, Ireland and Gobi Desert, Mongolia, with research projects continuing in Spain, Australia and Ireland. Read more

Water Conversations – Alberta

‘Water Conversations – Alberta’ was a performative walk with sculpture devised to call attention to the complex contradictions that exist in the beautiful wilderness of Western Canada, where fossil fuel extraction impacts local water bodies and global climate change. See more

Anna Macleod

Artist Anna Macleod is now part of the TSOEG network. Anna Macleod is an artist based in the rural northwest of Ireland whose recent work embraces questions about land and resources. Read more

Artist Talk – Corinne Silva

The Mosaic Rooms, London   17.06.15 | 7pm Join artist Corinne Silva to discover the inspiration behind the works in her Mosaic Rooms solo exhibition Garden State. Silva will be in conversation with photographer, curator and lecturer Julian Stallabrass. Read more

Wounded

Corinne Silva photographed the trees in ‘Wounded’ two weeks after a fire raged through the Mount Carmel Forest in December 2010. Lasting four days and nights, it consumed more than 25,000 square kilometers of woodland. See more

Corinne Silva

Artist Corinne Silva is now part of the TSOEG network. London-based artist Corinne Silva’s practice explores the use of the still and moving image in suggesting metaphysical space. Read more

54°0′13.176′′N 2°32′52.278′′W

This work is part of a project about the centroid location of Britain, the point at which a cardboard cut-out of the area could be perfectly balanced on the tip of a pencil. Islands are assumed fixed to the mainland in their precise position by invisible, weightless wires. It lies in the most desolate and remote place in the Forest of Bowland, in Lancashire, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This project looks to question the exactitude of place and our relationship to identity within notions of the contemporary Sublime. See more

Véronique Rolland

Artist Véronique Rolland is now part of the TSOEG network. Immersing herself or her sitters in the landscape, Rolland seeks to experiment with the quasi mystical through Nature and the elements. Read more

Garden State

The Mosaic Rooms, London   14.05.15 – 20.06.15 Coinciding with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and London Festival of Architecture, we are pleased to present a free photography exhibition Garden State by Corinne Silva. Offering an unexpected view on gardening, the show comprises photographic and sound installations exploring Israel’s suburban gardens, parks and public places. Silva encourages visitors to view gardening not simply as the act of nurturing a plot of land, but as something potentially far more sinister: a tool used in aggressive state expansion, territory marking and occupation. Read more

The Alternative Document

University of Lincoln   February 2016 This symposium explores the relationship between event and documentation as a provocation between the text /visual record and ephemeral art practices as a negotiation between sites that are often represented as polar opposites. These sites could be imagined as a territory where the distinction between land and sea is blurred, for example in alluvial plains, where the interplay between its different stages replenishes and revives each state. Rather than prioritizing one form over another, each manifestation generates potential for further responses, creating an ongoing work. Artist Luce Choules is presenting the paper: Fieldwork In Practice: performance, survey, document Symposium – The Alternative Document Hosted by the College of Arts, University of Lincoln, UK. Also includes an exhibition and publication.

Bideford Black: The Next Generation

The Burton Art Gallery, Devon   03.10.15 – 13.11.15 Eight contemporary artists are exploring a scarce local pigment, Bideford Black, to create new artworks examining science, industry and society. Selected by open call last autumn, the artists’ work will feature in a special exhibition at the Burton in October 2015 and become part of the gallery’s permanent collection. More info Exhibiting artists Tabatha Andrews / ATOI / Luce Choules / Corinne Felgate / Neville & Joan Gabie / Littlewhitehead / Lizzie Ridout / Sam Treadaway / with film-maker Liberty Smith Project managed by Flow Contemporary Arts in collaboration with Claire Gulliver

In Search of Flora

To date, this body of work involves a series of detailed surveys of single streets in different European cities, looking for signs of transient life among the features and fixtures of these busy thoroughfares. I search low and high, at the edges and corners, on surfaces and the spaces between. I walk with my camera, noting and documenting ephemeral details, mapping the inches and tints of the area. Through photographic recordings I aim to portray a precarious and wild existence and unique beauty in the everyday. See more

Here Beyond

Colour observations of the landscape surrounding Cortijada los Gázquez were made from a single viewpoint, at timed intervals, during a single day. Prior to the residency a structural framework for the painting was developed and fabricated. Exploring colour over distance and time the sequential works made during the residency document an aspect of the temporal luminosity and nuanced hues experienced in the landscape. See more

E. Jackson

Artist E. Jackson is now part of the TSOEG network. Jackson is interested in ideas of temporal space – the space between perception and distance, present and future, duration and consciousness. Read more

Terreno

During 2012 and 2014, artist Luce Choules collaborated on the Joya: arte + ecología’s project Sistemas Efímeros. A series of surveys were made on the terraces of the water-catchment site at Los Gázquez. Using photography and other instruments to record ideas, experimental fieldwork was documented, creating a dataset to inform new conceptual works. Choules is interested in the site as an extension of social space – a place for people to gather, research and modify. For her, Sistemas Efímeros is a site and an idea that encourages change, a location that remains static, and a surface that will see many revisions. See more

Luce Choules

Artist Luce Choules is now part of the TSOEG network. Luce Choules’ praxis monitors Earth systems, accelerated change and social movement to investigate material and immaterial forms of transformation and transportation. Read more

TSOEG

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. Read more

Folio

Folio is a new series of publications highlighting fieldwork in artistic practice – each ‘folio’ focusses on a single project, or body of work. The aim of Folio is to explore how artists engage with landscape and describe the role of fieldwork in their practice. Curated by TSOEG, the Folio collection builds toward a survey of fieldwork in the arts. Read more

Library

The TSOEG library is a resource for books and journals about landscape – all the listed titles have been suggested by artists in the TSOEG network. Topics include: itinerant working and thinking in the landscape; expedition planning and geographical language; travel and natural science; poetry and literature; mapping and culture. See list