This project looks at journeys and storytelling through the landscape.
The geo-experiential project primarily explores the way we experience time and space and our relationship with the physical space around us through memory palaces and place attachment theory. The project aims to enable users to be able experience and see the space around them in a new light and use it as a memory recall device. Through this the aim is to change the relationship of a space and also the attachment to the place and in turn the wellbeing of the users.
This could be explored at many different levels. From documenting s space and moving more slowly through it using photography, a directed journey that could show; the history of a landscape, a journey to help understand the artist (be that metaphorical or physical) or as a place of solitude away and revision space.
The pieces could be experienced over a short or long period of time, but through the same physical location. The pieces could range from images or videos to virtual or physical installations or data visualisations; they are all designed to explore the relationship of the creators and the users/viewers whilst also encouraging both parties to pause and become aware of the space around them and thus their wellbeing.
Space can be used in many ways, sometimes it is to better understand the landscape and your role within it, other times the landscape can help you understand and process challenges that you might be experiencing. For this reason the stories might be about the telling of a story on a journey by the users of the space or the stories could be of the landscape that help the user further appreciate the space around them.
Possible examples include: Stories Nature mapping History – people, data, activists Sustainability Artists Shared experiences and workshops Wellbeing Gamification examples include: Points Collection Leader boards Community sharing Badge earning
Ways to do this:
The memory palace
Using a specific walk and key objects to memorise
Treasure Art Hunt
Geo-Caching for Art
Using the already established geocaching platform, geocaches are located in key locations with artists trinkets, explaining the location and importance of it.
The geocaching collections can either be a ‘traditional cache’, ‘multi-cache’ or ‘challenge cache’.
Running workshops to document and explore a small space.
Using augmented reality to transport virtual objects to a real space to change the experience of that space and enhance the existing experience.
Solitude and processing
Using space around us to process and to contemplate, to let our brains process in solitude.
Sound space installation
Sound cancellation, to focus on the specific sounds around us
Experiments (temp section hidden for now)
Experiments/films to go here
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