Travel projects: landscape, art, movement

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Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-535
Number of pages11
JournalCultural Geographies
Volume16
Issue number4
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2009
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Abstract

In this written exchange we explore our parallel interests in landscape, movement and visuality.One of us (Catrin) is an artist and educator who, for 20 years, has been developing newapproaches to landscape; undertaking journeys by foot, bicycle, motorbike, train and van, andarticulating her experiences of landscape through paint, photography and film.The other (Pete)is a cultural-historical geographer who is interested in the long history of embodied movements,critical commentaries and aesthetic interventions by drivers, artists, academics, landscape practitioners,dancers, engineers and others who have explored or practised the tensions and relationsbetween landscape, vision, movement and dwelling. Our modes of expression and interventionare quite different, but in our work both of us have sought to explore the aesthetics, sensationsand kinaesthetic dimensions of moving through the landscape. We are both concerned withseeing what landscapes can do, how they can affect us, and how they are practised and worked:when we drive through them, paint them or write about them. In addition, we are both interestedin exploring the corporeal mobilities/immobilities and activity/passivity entailed in differentkinds of movements and visualities, and Catrin’s work has led her to actively engage with andreflect upon the unfolding of different landscapes when travelling. In this article we discusslandscape and movement by focusing on Catrin’s work over the past 20 years.