Exploring a vague terrain

LEE, Joanne (2016). Exploring a vague terrain. In: SHU Space & Place Group Workshop Day, Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, 11 May 2016. (Unpublished)

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    This paper presented recent work on space and place emerging from Returns, a collaboration between artist-researchers at Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham Trent University, which developed from Topographies of the Obsolete, an international cross-disciplinary initiative focusing on post-industrial landscapes. An artists' residency for the project enabled me to make a photographic exploration of surfaces and artefacts found at the former Spode ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent; this prompted a return to previous research I’d pursued on places lying in between use, and as a result I went on to discuss and reframe a series of actual and conceptual terrains vagues in my Pam Flett Press independent serial publication. Since then, having recently moved back to Sheffield, I have been walking and photographing urban lanes in the city in order to consider how close visual attention to their most infra-ordinary aspects both reveals and transforms the complexity of these sites. Keywords: space; place; post industrial; the everyday; walking; photography; artistic research; terrain vague

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
    Depositing User: Joanne Lee
    Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 11:00
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 18:08
    URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12621

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