Tuesday, 8 January 2008

the first meeting

the first artists meeting.
windy, grey, some rain.
we travel through from hemyock to castle neroche getting an inital impression and sense of the escarpment.

i make a list in my head of all the things passing through and think of things that are non-locatable, impermanent or invisible, things that appear and disappear,
vanish without even knowing they were there. and movement in relation to time. there was a glacier here? there were tigers, mammoths? what if i take a vertical sample from the top of the atmosphere to the deepest rock? what is the 'volume' of this place?

i spend time beginning a notebook and stick in references that i think will continue to trigger: quotes from Richard Long on paths and maps, Victor Burgin's UK 76 photos, Mark Wallanger's christmas wrapping paper design, some Annie Dillard and Rebecca Solnit references, and start collecting books on migration, land art and mapping.

"walking shares with making and working that crucial element of engagement of the body and mind with the world, of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world....wherever you go, there you are" (Wanderlust, Rebecca Solnit)

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