In response to our Digital Resident Jaron Hill we’ve selected five artists who have explored bodies within landscapes as part of their art practice: Judith Burrows, Helena Eflerova, Katri Walker, Natalie Ramus and Tony Humbleyard.
Further Underwater Landscapes II, 2012
4 more images from a series of 12 film stills.....Underwater Landscapes.
Printed on archival photographic paper, painted with acrylic paint and medium.
Embodied Vistas, 2013 - 2014
Embodied Vistas sees artists Wilson-Eflerová (Kye Wilson and Helena Eflerová) responding to the unique character of Deptford creek, using time-based media and an interdisciplinary approach that will include performance and immersive video installations.
Re-contextualising the creek history and its present role they will offer audiences an embodied experience, blurring the distinctions between place, one self and other.
Audiences will be invited to participate in workshops to create their own artistic endeavours inspired by Wilson-Eflerová's work, and these will be showcased alongside the installations exhibited at APT Gallery.
Embodied Vistas is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and A.P.T Gallery.
An Equilibrium Not of This World, 2012
An Equilibrium Not of This World takes its title from Chinese Geographer Yi-Fu Tuan who writes about human beings’ search for the ideal environment and a connection with the world around us. The film uses running, and hillrunning specifically, as a conduit for the exploration of this symbiotic relationship between the body and landscape, the balance between nature and machine, and the intersection between internal and external experience.
NVA and Edinburgh Art Festival jointly commissioned this work as part of NVA’s Speed of Light project. Speed of Light was a highlight of Edinburgh International Festival and part of London 2012 Festival.
Please note: This film contains a wide range of subtle audio, for the optimum experience please use headphones or connect external speakers to your computer.
Splintered Land:Bodyscape, 2017
Connected through the pain.
Gravity pulls me into you,
Flesh filling the spaces in between.
I carry the splits in the surface with me
And you leave your mark for body to remember.
Body as battery, as storage and receiver.
Body as fleshy imprint, as intervention and witness the senses.
Photo credit: Thomas John Bacon
Stone Cru, 2020
My bootprints bisect the dog otters tracks whose territory I share. Walking the crescent beach at Burrafirth to welcome in the day watching the thoughts settle in my mind. Checking the 400+ trees planted this winter beginning to bud. The delight of making marks on canvas with beachcombed coal and old campfire charcoal. Planting kale and potatoes in the old Plantie Cru’s, a foolish act of resilience a collective memory of scarcity. History a hand on the shoulder guides me on. Photographing boundary stones and making binaural recordings in the ruins. Waiting for the suns shadow to mark the old ‘lazy beds.’ What seeds lay dormant in this soil? Imagining hermitages, peat restoration camps/shiellings community tree planting and other resurgencies emerging from the usehistories of this place.
‘conjuring forms/ fleeting as the light/ an invocation of the empty places/ dreams are etched in the wind/ memories like bone shape the land…….
Published 6 May 2021