Field is a small body of work comprised of walking experiences and observations documented through the use of image, line and text. The walks themselves have taken place over a year on a Northern Midlands agricultural property, and have been recorded digitally via GPS.
When viewed separately, an accurate account of my movements form a continuous path overlay on a satellite map. Displayed in the frames of beehive Brood Chambers, some of the walks are deliberately fragmented, and re-ordered over eight layers alluding to the unpredictability of my direction and the freedom to walk where I pleased.
Each chamber has a short narrative imprinted on the frames specific to an experience more intimate than the statistical lines. When not on display, the frames will recede back into the Brood Chamber for archiving. The use of beehive components is directly inspired by beehives on the property and is an experiment in mapping. Each box is a space that is a chamber for many things – the things relating to a place.
Stacked and ordered until it needs unfolding.
Installation photographs courtesy of Mel de Ruyter