All posts filed under: Fieldwork

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It is currently estimated that 2.5 million tons of waste marble is generated every year in the Carrara marble quarries in the Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy. Presently much of this waste is transported and transformed into a fine marble dust and exported for use in beauty and cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, milk and building materials. See more

Layerscape (peat bogs)

Layerscape (peat bogs) is an immersive journey into the upland peatlands of the North Pennines and Northumberland; intending to capture the visual and sonic essence of such landscapes and their environmental importance. See more

Cultivating Colour

Cultivating Colour is a long term, on going project in collaboration with Joya: Arte + Ecología which started in 2013. The project is centred on the construction of a pigment garden in the Sierra María los Vélez mountain range in Almería, Northen Eastern Andalusia, Spain. See more

Guide74

Using a format of photographic image, spoken word and physical objects, Guide74 leads an audience on an expedition to the Alpine regions of France – a journey of many parts exploring ideas of interrelated geographies and events. See more

Crossed Paths

Crossed Paths is an artist led fieldwork, a project in development. In this project Whall is drawing together her own walks in, on and around the Pumlumon massif; Pen Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon Arwystli, Y Garn, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan and Pumlumon Fach in the Cambrian Mountains… See more

Passage

Passage is a series of quests each made with their own logic and structure and time, are now in pieces; passing, and potentially ever changing, interrelating images and sounds that are seen and heard partially and incompletely. See more

Chanavaya

Guano provides a rich source of fertilizer. For centuries, guano and the birds that produce it played a crucial role in the cultural activities of indigenous communities of Latin America, who were concerned with the fertility of the land and sea. See more

Seven Summits

The ‘Seven Summits’ project was commissioned for the 4th edition of the Marrakech Biennale. I proposed to summit the seven mountains over 4000 meters in the Western High Atlas range. See more

Rabbit Island / No Island is a Man

Rabbit Island is a remote, 91-acre, forested island located in Lake Superior, Michigan. In the summer of 2011, I lived and worked on the island for over a month. With the assistance of several volunteers and visitors, we broke ground on a sustainable artist residency program. See more

Sulphuric Acid Route

The ‘camanchaca’ describes a unique meteorological condition consisting of a dense morning fog that makes it very difficult to see but never results in rainfall. This phenomenon takes place along the coasts of the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth. See more

School for Tourists

School for Tourists explores global relationships through transience, using the issues of tourism as a model from which to consider global mobility more broadly. School for Tourists examines our relationship to place, questioning the roles of host and guest and asking what it means to belong. See more

Copper Geographies

Due to its unique geological and geographical configuration, as the U.S. Geological Survey notes, Chile is the source of 27.5 per cent of the global reserves of copper. Mainly located in the Atacama Desert, these contested extractive ecologies have come to be at the centre of a series of political and environmental disputes. See 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

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

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

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

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