'Place is and longitudinal within the map of a person’s life. It is temporal and spatial, personal and political. A layered location replete with human histories and memories, place has width as well as depth. It is about connections, what surrounds it, what formed it, what happened there, what will happen there'.
- Lucy Lippard, Lure of the Local.
Terroir is a forthcoming photographic body of work.
The work is an intended look at the transformation of community as reflected by the marks and traces upon the land that remain after various processes of industry and migration. Whilst geographically-rooted in specific landscapes, an intended ambiguity running through the work feeds into notions of fictive anonymity, exploring multi-locality, personal and shared experiences, and folkloristic interpretations of ‘landscape’.
The first part will be presented as a photographic exhibition and book late-2013. Regular updates on the progress of the work, 'sketches' and ideas can be found on my blog
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