Monday, 10 July 2017

Huge 'Holloway'

 The deepest & steepest 'Holloway' (or Sunken Lane) we 
have ever experienced. Encountered on a recent walk in Worcestershire.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

More Virtual Wanderings...

 ...this time, testing 'Picturesque & Prospect/Refuge' theories in Horizon Zero Dawn.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Truly Picturesque Gaming in 2017

'According to the idea I have formed of it, intricacy in landscape might be defined, that disposition of objects which, by partial and uncertain concealment, excites and nourishes curiosity'.  Uvedale Price
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

Jay Appleton - 'The Experience of Landscape'

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Reflections on the Wye Valley AONB River Festival 2016

I recently re-read the text I was asked to contribute to this years river festival programme.  The text is indicative of how I was feeling at the time and just goes to show that it's often what we take with us that shapes the landscape we are visiting. It can be found in the digital programme by clicking here.

My thoughts on watery places
Waterways are deeply gouged into the bedrock of our bodies and we are corporeally coupled to their course.  Currents have carved the epidermic earth, scarred the surface of our world and left traces of the trauma.  Arterial streams twist down through the ground, tunnel through topography, squeezing between interstitial hollows; they penetrate, permeate, invade and intervene.  Tidal rivers respire, they shrivel and swell; their contents perpetually influenced by the motions of the moon.  Ultimately the peristaltic pathways of flowing fluid are sucked to the sea where their loads are disposed and their contents are freed.

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt—it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.  
(Hal Boyle)

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
(Leonardo da Vinci)

My mind shattered
in thousands of fragments
wishes to spend
the whole day on a boat
drifting with the river stream
(Okamoto Kanoko)

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Research Matter(s) Conference at BCU

I'll be particpating in the BCU Research Matter(s) conference on the 8th July 2016.

Here's what I have submitted as my statement of intent:

Greg is a practitioner currently concerned with moments rather than materials.  As a result of working on a three-year collaborative research project and through extensive physical explorations, interviews and observations, he has momentarily moved away from a material centred practice.   Outdoor ritual, conversation and performance presently offer the opportunity to connect with other people and to the location within which they meet.  Greg is here today to reflect upon his current predicament and to stimulate dialogue around the question of what is an artist?