Guide74, 2015 (field study 2008 – ongoing)
Guide74 is an artist project exploring spatial dynamics in the Chamonix valley, Mont-Blanc massif and Aiguilles Rouges using experimental fieldwork and documentation.
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. Situated within artistic practice, a new reading of this elevated landform emerges where elements flow together, appear static, and move against one another. Through the presentation we take to the hills, climb toward peaks, locate water sources, record the treeline, and sense animals, exploring the metaphysical elements that make up the valley and peaks of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc area, and enter an environment of natural and managed ecosystems – mediated and curated landscapes.
University of Lincoln – February 2016
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – November 2015
Aberwrystwyth University with Joya: arte + ecolgia – April 2015
The Burton Art Gallery – March 2015
Cambridge University Expeditions Society (CUEX) – March 2015