Life in Motion – Emma & Bonnie & Kirsten

by rosaleamonacella

How to measure the landscape with the landscape? And how to use this line of measurement as a point of orientation? A line that vanishes and emerges, sometimes interrupting or redirecting the sediment flows, sometimes going along with the flow and lightly drawing out or highlighting its existing course. This experience of landscape is an experience based on movement. This line is a series of moments but does not need to be experienced in a linear way. A field of points are chosen to highlight or reveal existing sediment migratory patterns and the changes they exhibit. The line engages with the layers of salt sediment and wetness. These points acquire their interest and dynamism through how they engage with the processes present at that particular point of the site. Over time the intensity of these points will fluctuate as seasonal events converge to reorganise the site. These insertions act to not only orientate our place in the landscape but also to record the conditions and forces that act on those points and to document these forces over time. The interventions amplify existing organisational tendencies of the site, the accretion of salt, the degrees of wetness and humidity to build a self-generative infrastructure; which is recorded in the ground condition. The sedimentary flows and the varying degrees of wetness on the site seep and accrue into conditions that produce topography, vegetation paths and the formation of a salt crust. The crust responds to human interaction, you can touch, taste and smell it.

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