To get a more qualitative view of the space I’ve only explored a mile of it, this image is secure in my mind and I feel as though I could map out the space through the art I created, in a psychogeographical way. Through performing a creative act, my memory of the space will be longlasting and full of details that the regular tourist may not pick up on.
The final trip to Spurn brought realisations of how you can get so distracted in the materiality of objects rather than fluidity of your surroundings. I found myself seeking out plastics in a place they really shouldn’t be, I wanted the hazardous objects to be there because they made interesting visual art. I question my morals in this and reflect that through leaving many of the sculptures in this environment I am just to blame for the state of it as the audience my art is aimed at. Does it become redundant to make a statement about an issue whilst fueling the fire to do so?
The waves were roaring this day under a bright blue sky, to be able to create art here is a privilege, the space is art itself. The environment really is constantly changing, whenever I map out the space with art…it has disappeared by the next visit. I feel that with gallery spaces you are expecting to see art but to see these creations on the beach could make you wonder whether a human or nature was the artist. It could be said that the artist is the viewer as they decide whether or not it is art through piecing the image together, is the art I’ve made still art if no other people saw it?