Through this landscape survey challenge we will address questions of potential human and natural disconnects, exploring what constitutes a landscape and the relationships involved. Participants will be asked to convene at a location (see below) where together we will attempt to perform a comprehensive land survey exercise, undertaking tasks including; recording the diversity and amount of plants, the sound and feelscapes, the amount of manmade matter, soil-tests and more. No experience is necessary, as full training will be given and all participants will be provided with necessary equipment. The event’s findings will be interpreted by the artists and displayed in the gallery.
Author J.D. Taylor will join Glen and Anna in leading the event. He will walk around the site with you, asking you to use your imaginations to consider what the land may have been used for in the past. Drawing attention to specific features, he’ll look at how landscape and place can shape experiences individually and collectively, and ask key questions – what is life like here? what could life be like? what can be done with the weight of the past to liberate the future?
Location: Brownfield site, off Pomona Street. Meet us outside the Kwik Fit on the corner of Ecclesall Road and Pomona street, S11 8JE at 2pm
Please wear sensible footwear and wear/bring clothes for any weather eventuality – bring a brolly! Some refreshments will be provided on the day.
There will be space for 20 participants, booking essential.