Field trip and publication.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2012.
Christine Arnold / Dave Charlesworth / Ben Jeans Houghton / Bob Levene / Joanna Loveday / Charlotte Morgan / Maru Rojas / Aymee Smith
Charts brings together a collection of works that explore approaches to writing in relation to site.
Developed through walks, tours and group discussions at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), the works map, chart, obscure, abstract, respond to and tangent from the site, through interwoven fictions, fragmented histories, critical ideas, propositions and recollections.
Based on an 18th-century estate, formerly home to Bretton art school and now to modern and contemporary sculpture, the site’s associations with education, leisure, display, promenade and retreat provide material to be drawn from in the works. Charts sought to explore and challenge the tradition of the writer’s retreat and the notions of solitude, clarity and natural beauty associated with it. As an ambiguous guide or unreliable survey, the publication brings experimental, contemporary works into a shifting map for imaginary wandering.
Funded by Arts Council England and supported by YSP.