KEYWORDS: Environmental Art, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Curated Landscapes, Cultural Tourism, Ecosystems, Survey, Fieldwork

2008-date

Guide74 – expedition performance lectures

Guide74 is an artist project exploring spatial dynamics in the Chamonix valley, Mont-Blanc massif and Aiguilles Rouges using experimental fieldwork and documentation. Using a format of photographic image, spoken word and physical objects, Guide74 leads an audience on an expedition to the Alpine regions of France – a journey of many parts exploring ideas of interrelated geographies and events. Situated within artistic practice, a new reading of this elevated landform emerges where elements flow together, appear static, and move against one another. Through the presentation we take to the hills, climb toward peaks, locate water sources, record the treeline, and sense animals, exploring the metaphysical elements that make up the valley and peaks of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc area, and enter an environment of natural and managed ecosystems – mediated and curated landscapes.

SUMMARY
+ walking, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, mountaineering
+ performance lectures
+ gallery public event programmes
+ education and culture programmes

ARTIST
Luce Choules – research and performance

SUPPORT
Dr Harriet Hawkins, Director MA Cultural Geography (Research), Royal Holloway University of London | Mrs Shane Winser, Expeditions and Fieldwork, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

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