–Disclaimer–As I gain experience blogging I’ve realised I have been starting new blogs for each event/development when I should have had- a blog for my artwork and one for exhibition visits with separate posts added to each for continuity.
This blog will showcase my live art at Spurn as it develops over the coming weeks and therefore the development posts will be kept inside.
“Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals”.” http://www.psychogeography.co.uk
Psychogeography involves morphing between the art and space, the space becomes part of the art along with the people inside/outside. The art is not a static object it is part of an accumulation of senses that create an art experience. Art does not occur in a vacuum, even so, the nothingness would be a space itself.
“The site is a process, an operation occurring between sites, a mapping of institutional and textual filations and the bodies that move between them.” (Meyer, cited in Situation, White Chapel, p38)
Whilst creating live art I hope to get a full sense of the space including: weather, sounds, time, changes, paths, colour, touch, scents and depict this through photography, film and 3D and 2D ‘drawings’. The project is about becoming familiar with the space while exploring its ever-changing personality.
Although my work will be site specific I may create pieces in the studio to then take back to spurn and alter them/document them in a new space. The majority of the art I create using plastic materials (size depending) I will recycle after documentation as to leave them there would be hazardous to the environment, however it will be interesting to see how the synthetic materials withstand the impact of nature overtime. Will all my temporary works be temporary? Will nature become a contributing artist?
My first trip was very insightful as I found large-scale objects that definitely do not belong on this site:
The images above show the changing nature of Spurn, to find previous works on later visits was like greeting a familiar face, it brought warmth to me to see the art I re-assembled, being re-assembled by nature, but more so it brought great sadness in the realisation of the unsustainable materials we rely on and their impact on the environment. Our environment.