Work made during Picture Berlin 2015 curated by Pauline Doutreluingne
After researching and visiting prehistoric sites across Scotland this inaugural, brief study in two books grew from the artist’s time spent in Tempelhof Feld. The quality of such a place, echoing that felt in those ancient sites, led to a direct comparison captured in both imagery and words. From the initial exploration grew Romantic Geography: concepts of Romantiscim applied to the often sterile and analytical notions of contemporary geography. In Berlin where the past is ever present and in this unique place where there is evidence of mankind being eroded by the patience of nature, Tempelhof was the perfect case study. Romantic Georaphy places emphasis on the need for direct, individual experience and the recapture of the sense of necessity in undertaking a Quest. This concept begins to investigate how we understand our physical world now, in the digital age and how artworks can disrupt and shift perception of our environment.
I’ll Be Yours is a 1:1 scale map leading you to a specific place in Tempelhof Feld, at over 21 meters long it’s 1% of the longest runway and provides an alternate path from the obvious.
It’s This Way, 2015
Desire Lines, 2015